Photographic Realism said, in effect: "we're going to shock you by doing the thing that's been anathema since the mid-l9th century. We're going to stay closer to nature, we're going to stay as close to nature as photography does, and we all know that's awful, and that's precisely why we're going to do it. - Clement Greenberg
When photography's good, let me put it that way, it's as good as painting. - Clement Greenberg