8:30 AM MUSE. (“The Radiant Child”, Rene Ricard, ArtForum)

“Van Gogh’s don’t crack. But everybody hated them. We’re so ashamed of his life that the rest of art history will be retribution for van Gogh’s neglect. No one wants to be part of a generation that ignores another van Gogh. And yet looking at art history we see that these other guys were pros. They started when they were kids. They sold their work. They worked on commission. There is no great artist in all art history who was as ignored as van Gogh, yet people are still afraid of missing the Van Gogh Boat” -Rene Ricard (The Radiant ChildArtForum, 1981).