Exhibition catalogue, Rive Gauche Gallery (May 1959)
Translated by Thomas Y. Levin
Intended for the General Public – Reads Effortlessly
Be modern, collectors, museums. If you have old paintings, do not despair. Retain your memories but détourn them so that they correspond with your era. Why reject the old if one can modernize it with a few strokes of the brush? This casts a bit of contemporaneity on your old culture. Be up to date, and distinguished at the same time. Painting is over. You might as well finish it off. Détourn. Long live painting.