What about the man on the street?

From the great Morton Feldman

“My teacher Stefan Wolpe was a Marxist and he felt my music was too esoteric at the time. And he had his studio on a proletarian street, on Fourteenth Street and Sixth Avenue… . He was on the second floor and we were looking out the window, and he said, “What about the man on the street?” At that moment … Jackson Pollock was crossing the street. The crazy artist of my generation was crossing the street at that moment.”

Via Alex Ross’s wonderful The Rest is Noise