“My Interest in Paris Hilton isn’t a critique—unless it’s a critique of myself. Paris is my preposterous after ego. I’m forty, and the project is like a midlife crisis in my studio. I made the paintings wearing five-inch heels to channel her energy. Am I where I thought I would be now when I was in my twenties? If I paint Paris, will she buy one of my paintings? Why...
“I’ve had the experience of looking at a body of work that I helped finance and feeling that I gave the artist too much money. The work would have been better if the artist had had to stretch the use of inexpensive materials and had edited out the directions that were not worth pursuing.” - Jeffery Deitch
bryankrueger: I’m honored to have some work in the latest issue of Dear Dave amongst some amazing folks.