Jean Dubuffet

“Attention kills what it touches. It is a mistake to believe that one may get to know things better by watching them closely.(…) It is not easy to see something! And a small bit that you just looked at is immediatly digested, by your brain, which attacks it with its gastric juice, changing it totally. The interview is over! Nothing remains.”

Jean Dubuffet, Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris, 1960.