We are against the glorification of ‘‘ the People,” as we are against snobbery. It is not necessary to be an outcast bohemian, to be unkempt or poor, any more than it is necessary to be rich or handsome, to be an artist. Art is nothing to do with the coat you wear. A top-hat can well hold the Sixtine. A cheap cap could Bide the image of Kephren.
— “Long live the Vortex”, Blast Magazine n.1 (1914)