I personally would never attempt to smear paint over my own body and become a living brush; on the contrary, I would rather put on my tuxedo and wear white gloves. I would never even think of dirtying my hand with paint. Detached and distant, the work of art must complete itself before my eyes and under my command.
Yves Klein, quoted in N. Rosenthal, 1962: A Retrospective, exh. cat., Houston, 1982, p. 124.