The only way artists made a living during that period was with the potato movement that the machines funded. The more we created, the more appealing potatoes became.

With hindsight, it seems clear that the resistance would start with the artists. I mean, there is a point in every artist’s life when you can’t bear to work on potato iconography.

Use the comments below to complete the following, “You will defend yourselves if you’re _____.”

A photo of a large sculpture depicting attractive potato peels, crafted by Noguchi


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