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Paul Sharits (1943-1993), Untitled ( handwritten notes), 1968-1971; colored marker on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches; Gift of Christopher and Cheri Sharits, 2006

Paul Sharits (1943-1993), Untitled ( handwritten notes), 1968-1971; colored marker on paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches; Gift of Christopher and Cheri Sharits, 2006

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BRANCUSI*: "the height of the BIRD tells nothing in itself. It is the inner proportions of the object which do everything" (frame division inferring "height of the film object"----ie "length of the strip")

"Mais la sculpture, c'est de l'eau, de l'eau!"   *("but the sculpture is water, water!")

"The beauty of materials is my last concern."--" my motto has been: all or nothing."
( Ganguin: "only hope in the extreme') (of ENDLESS COLUMN : "time's reverse pendulum.") --"a work of art should be like a well-planned crime."--"they are fools who call my work abstract. what they think to be abstract is the most realistic, because what is real is not the outer form but the idea, the essence of things"--

* " simplicity is not an end in art, but we arrive at simplicity in spire of ourselves as we approach the real sense of things." *

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  • Paul Sharits (1943-1993), Untitled ( graph with film fragment), 1968-1971; colored marker on loose leaf paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches; Gift of Christopher and Cheri Sharits, 2006

    Paul Sharits (1943-1993), Untitled ( graph with film fragment), 1968-1971; colored marker on loose leaf paper, 11 x 8 1/2 inches; Gift of Christopher and Cheri Sharits, 2006