From the Editor
There are many ways to think about art, about what art is, or could be. Most conventionally, a work of art is thought of as an object--at times an object that incites the powerful desire to possess it, a magic object. But in possessing such an object, what is it that one possesses? [more]
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"If you just make a painting in an hour, two hours, four hours--anybody can make a beautiful painting! But then you don't go through all the ups and downs, 'Oh my god, I give up!' If you never go through it you're not at home. If you do you learn things. After a journey of ten years on one painting you know everything about painting!"
Serrato enjoys the shock people have when they enter his apartment full of thousands of pieces of art. He told me, "Cheech Marin was here. At the end of his visit he said, 'Mr. Serrato, it was a pleasure meeting you. I have to introduce you to someone.' I said, 'Who is that?' He said, 'My psychiatrist!' [laughs]