On the modern art world
There is no indie art scene. There is, but no one takes notice of it, really. I mean, it doesn't affect the price of artwork today. The art world you're talking about—and I'll be honest, the art world that I'm in and I show—is definitely not independent. That's why Baltimore is such a great city, it's the only city left where you can be a bohemian. But even the bohemian artists here want to be in the real art world. The real world is not independent at all anymore. It's the least independent it's been in the history of the world. The next group of artists are already decided who they are at Yale, and they're in the right schools, they know the dealers, they know the collectors. And I'm not saying that's wrong. I would think art for the people sometimes is really dreary and the art's terrible. So I like the elitism of the art world, I think it's funny. And I certainly make fun of it, even the shows I do. But at the same time, there's hardly an independent film scene anymore. It's about making movies for China.