Quotation by Jean Dubuffet

The State has but one face for me: that of the police. To my eyes, all of the State's ministries have this single face, and I cannot imagine the ministry of culture other than as the police of culture, with its prefect and commissioners.
Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985), French sculptor, painter. repr. In Asphyxiating Culture and Other Writings (1986, trans. 1988). Asphyxiating Culture (1968).
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