"I want to make something I never saw before and be changed by it. So that I go in the studio and I see these things up and I think, 'Jesus, did I do that? What a strange thing'." Inscribed by the author to R.B. Kitaj, "This book about a painter who knew as you do now of what it is like to have great paintings reviled. All courage to you, with my admiration.", in 1995.