Quotation by Pablo Picasso

There ought to be an absolute dictatorship ... a dictatorship of painters ... a dictatorship of one painter ... to suppress all those who have betrayed us, to suppress the cheaters, to suppress the tricks, to suppress mannerisms, to suppress charms, to suppress history, to suppress a heap of other things. But common sense always gets away with it. Above all, let's have a revolution against that!
Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), Spanish artist. Trans. in Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Picasso: Fifty Years of His Art (1946). "Conversation avec Picasso," vol. 10, no. 10, Cahiers d'Art (1935).
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