O B J E T S D’ A F F E C T I O N
Paul McCarthy as I know him: André Gide wrote it so well that I won’t change a word.
It could be Paul’s voice:
“I maintain that what an artist has to believe in is this: that there is a special world, to which he alone has the key. It’s not that he must contribute something new, though even that would be an enormous achievement; but that everything in him must be or seem new, transmitted through a powerfully coloring idiosyncrasy.
He must have a particular philosophy, aesthetic, morality; his whole work tends only to show it. And that is what makes his style. He must also have a particular wit — his own sense of fun.”