John Cage ...once told me, ‘When you start working everybody
is in your studio – the past, your friends, enemies, the art
world, and above all, your own ideas – all are there. But as
you continue painting, they start leaving, one by one, and you
are left completely alone. Then, if you are lucky, even you leave.’

Philip Guston speaking on 'The Philadelphia Panel', transcribed
in It Is, no.5, Spring 1960, pp.36–8.

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