"Art is still the only place in the world where you can do exactly what you want if you pay the price, which is having no one else want it."

Grace Hartigan interview, 1979 May 10, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Years ago, Grace Hartigan,  abstract expressionist painter, muse, good friend, mentor,  suggested to me:

"Do not be afraid to destroy your painting , because when you do ,  you will go to a  place you did not dream of. What survives  will be  a new place and self-discovery."

I took her advice one step further.  I destroyed the following work  to the point that all that  remained  was  ashes.  It was self-discovery.

Federico Correa 
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PS:  I have come to the conclusion  that  nearly all  of the dead and destroyed  paintings have  been ressurected in subsequent work.  Over the years I find them  looking at me again.

Federico Correa 
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