“We are now coming out of the long period during which painting always minimized itself as painting in order to ‘purify’ itself, to sharpen and intensify itself as art. Perhaps with the new ‘photogenic’ paintingit is at last coming to laugh at that part of itself which sought the intransitive gesture, the pure sign, the ‘trace’. Her it agrees to become a thoroughfare, an infinite transition, a busy and crowded painting. And in opening itself up to so many events that it relaunches, it incorporates all the techniques of the image: it re-establishes its relationshiop with them, to connect to them, to amplify them, to multiply them, to disturb them or deflect them."
-Michel Foucault, in Photogenic Painting (as found in Turps Banana #15)