Portraits of Artists

Portraits of Artists 28

When I draw, my fingers are often quite awkward, they’re clunky, something a little bit like King Kong used to be. So I have learnt to like that, and I learnt to exaggerate that. One of the tricks of being an artist is to recognize your disabilities, recognize what you do badly, and to take advantage of it. (Leon Golub)

The conversation between Leon Golub and Hans-Ulrich Obrist was held in August 1994. It has not yet been published.