Shattuck: The permanence of art was sacrificed for the excitement of a performance that would either shatter or repulse. It is this aspect of cultural fireworks that cannot be recaptured today, and there are few new sparks to replace the old. To set side by side works which shorted out years ago and works whose tension of forces will not lessen with the years damages both the historic interest of the former and the aesthetic values of the latter. As the Smithsonian Institution houses air planes that no longer fly, we may soon need a repository for works that have lived for a day. That would be a museum without art.

From "The Art of Assemblage, a Symposium"

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