The one art that is abstract and pure enough to have the one problem and possibility, in our time and timelessness, of the "one single grand original problem" is pure abstract painting. Abstract painting is not just another school or movement or style but the first truly unmannered and untrammeled and unentangled, styleless, universal painting. No other art or painting is detached or empty or immaterial enough.

from "ART AS ART" in Art International (Lugano) 1962.

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