Quote of the Day: Jeff Koons Finds the Metaphysical in ‘Popeye’

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I always see a little bit of my father in Popeye. But something that’s not so personal as that. It’s ‘I yam what I yam.’ It’s self-acceptance. And it’s hard to function in the metaphysical. You first have to trust in yourself and when you trust in yourself, you can follow your interests and follow them on a profound level. And when you focus on those interests, that’s when things become very metaphysical. So this concept of ‘I yam what I yam.’

– In a very Warhol-ian move, though perhaps no more Warhol-ian than he usually is, Jeff Koons has a new Popeye-inspired exhibit in London, which he talks up to Euronews. Read a review of the exhibit here.