“One of the most intriguing was this woman Jemima Wilkinson, who called herself the Publick Universal Friend. Without saying it, she represented herself as the reincarnation of Jesus. One day she died, and her number-two guy hid that fact from her followers, since she was supposed to be immortal. Eventually the thing fell apart. I found out more recently that they were located within a 10-minute walk of my grandfather’s cottage on the Finger Lakes. I was really enchanted by the idea that you could make up a religion, like Mormonism or Scientology.”
“Al meer dan veertig jaar verstrekt het Materiaalfonds voor Beeldende Kunst en Vormgeving met succes rentevrije leningen aan beeldend kunstenaars, fotografen en ontwerpers. Omdat het fonds niet alleen materiaal financiert, maar artistieke projecten en producties in brede zin, heeft het vanaf 6 oktober 2015 een nieuwe naam: Fonds Kwadraat.”
“At the end of World War II, French soldiers confiscated a curious handwritten book from Nazi leader Hermann Göring. It listed every artwork Göring claimed to own — the vast majority looted from Jewish families he had sent to concentration camps.
[…] Not all the artworks listed were looted. As Fabius explains in his preface, the first few paintings mentioned when the book begins in 1933 were purchased or received as gifts.”
De gehele kunstadministratie van Goering gebundeld door uitgeverij Flammarion en ontsloten voor het nageslacht.