Tom Wesselmann — American Artist born on February 23, 1931, died on December 17, 2004

Tom Wesselmann was an American artist associated with the Pop Art movement who worked in painting, collage and sculpture... (wikipedia)

I'd never painted anything before. I was quite content to take other people's work since I didn't care anyway about the subject matter. I approached subject matter as a scoundrel. I had nothing to say about it whatsoever. I only wanted to make these exciting paintings.
I didn't want to deal in poetry. I got rid of that after a few months.