Theworld is filled to suffocating...
Every word, every image, is leased and mortgaged.
We know that a pictureis but a space
in which a variety of images [and other signifiers],
none of them original, blend and clash.
A picture is a tissue of quotations
drawn from the innumerablecenters of culture ...
We can only imitate a gesturethat is always anterior ...
The viewer is the tableton which all the quotations
that make up a painting are inscribed ...
A painting's meaning lies not in its origin,
but in its destination.
Sherrie Levine