This is a very exciting show for me. It is the first time in years that I will be showing my work along with that of Robert Boutiq’s. We often used to show together, and walked along the same path for many years. It is good to share public wall-space again. He was such an integral painter, very demanding on himself. I think of a phrase by Derrida on Cézanne, “Je vous dois la vérité en peinture.” (My humble translation is : I owe you (nothing less than) truth in painting.) So true for him, and I try also, for myself.