“…to be expressing yourself in too baroque, romantic a way might be to be imposing a lot more content on the world than is necessary. It’s not necessary for the world to have that many prima donnas screeching around and sort of continuing the abstract expressionist temperament. So it’s curious because, who knows, the very best minimal artists may have been seen at all.”

    — Walter De Maria, Oral history interview with Walter De Maria, with Paul Cummings, October 4, 1972 (via Archives of American Art Oral History Program, Smithsonian)