For Jon

Whether or not this list of artists is considered a representation of “original geniuses,” an implication of starting from their work, and remaking it, is a challenge to authorship, drawn out by virtue of what we might call the remake’s honesty. A remake chooses not to disguise the fact its self-knowledge is based on and owed to other sources. Beginning with an apparently deliberate framing of one’s relationship to art, specifically of one’s normal and daily research of art history, the scouring of books and information assumes a democratic starting point. The artist is a student for life.

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