Ad Reinhardt

Adolph Dietrich Friedrich Reinhardt ("Ad" Reinhardt) (December 24, 1913 – August 30, 1967) was a painter, writer, and pioneer of conceptual and minimal art. He was also a critic of abstract expressionism.


Ad Reinhardt:
  • The artists is responsible for his history and his nature, his history is part of his nature.
    • Gerhard Richter, Doubt and belief in painting, Robert Storr, MOMA, New York, 2003, p. 32 note 1


  • Art is art-as-art and everything else is everything else.
  • Purer and emptier...non-objective, non-representational, non-figurative, non-imagist, non-expressionist, non-subjective .** On abstract art
  • The only way to say what abstract is, is to say what it is not.
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