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I sent my collection of Foujitas to Tokyo for an exhibition, and I did put very high sales prices on them, but I have not as far as I know sold them.

Q:

How many Foujitas do you have now?

Lasker:

I have about 12 paintings and about 8 drawings and one water color. Or 6 drawings and a water color. The sudden interest of the Japanese in Foujita is rather touching.

Q:

They're advertising in the papers.

Lasker:

I noticed that, yes.

Q:

Wouldn't it pain you a little to part with your Foujitas?

Lasker:

Well, you know something, I've decided that as I've lived with my pictures for about 25 years, sometimes closer to 30 years, I'm really interested in fresh images. I could live in an entirely fresh way, in a more modern, an apartment that was modern with modern furniture and some old furniture, and with contemporary paintings, and trees and an entirely different style. I think I could be quite happy if I found the right apartment. Having been a dealer, I was used to the idea of selling and having a change of pictures.

Q:

Forming an attachment, then severing it.

Lasker:

That's right, and then forming an attachment to something else. I've been attached -- it's like people who finally come to a divorce. Not from any dislike.



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