"Style and appearance are the things I'm more concerned about than what something means. I'd like to have style take the place of content, or the style be the content... I prefer it to be emptied of meaning, emptied of content" –Alex Katz
(A. Katz, quoted in M. Strand, ed., Art of the Real: Nine American Figurative Painters, New York, 1983, pp. 124 and 129).