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I'm just not interested in helping struggling people because
they're struggling in relation to painting. You know, it's
terribly nice and kind but there are tens of thousands of
would-be artists and the numbers that need help are beyond
one's ability to support them.
And also artists especially may not respond well to gratuitous
They're not necessarily grateful at all. The only
reason one wants to do anything is because you think they are
so outstandingly talented.
It may be that out of great struggle they develop their
I just don't know. I don't know what makes them talented.
It may be inherent. I think Picasso would have been a great
artist no matter what. Obviously nobody helped him. He was a
great artist. And eventually people who are talented enough
get recognition, and somehow or another they have very hard
lives unless they're strong enough to struggle through the lack
of recognition phase of their lives. Now, the painters that in
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