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Fairfield with Neil Welliver

“On one occasion we were walking in silence and Fairfield said suddenly, ‘You know you use too much green in your painting.’ I said, ‘Fairfield, that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard you say. We are standing in an envelope of green! There is green above and below, left and right, in front and in back of us.’ Fairfield looked all around intensely, then said, ‘You’re right: you probably don’t use enough green.'”

Quoted in Fairfield Porter: An American Classic, by John T. Spike

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