As soon as I arrived at school … we got on a bus and went to the Baltimore Museum. When we got there, I got inside the museum, and I didn’t know any of the artists … And I feel like I survived that moment. And a lot of people are destroyed by that — they don’t survive that moment. And I always wanted to make work that people would not feel like they had to bring anything to the table, other than who they are, and who they are up to that moment — that they’re perfect.
Jeff Koons (starts around 9:00)