Georg Lukács
[Historian, critic, and thinker, b. 1885, Budapest, Hungary, d. 1971, Budapest.]

 In montage’s original form as photomontage, it is capable of striking effects and on occasion it can even become a powerful political weapon. Such effects arise from its technique of juxtaposing heterogeneous, unrelated pieces of reality torn from their context. A good photomontage has the same effect as a good joke. 

Robert Mapplethorpe
[Photographer, b. 1946, Floral Park, Long Island, d. 1989, Boston, Massachusetts.]

 There’s a sense of humor in what I’m doing that I hope people would hook up on. 
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