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Art repeats itself, yes, and part of that process is finding inspiration from a style separate from one’s own. Considering this, The New York Times‘ T Magazine took an in-depth look at some of today’s most popular artists, peeking inside their personal art collections and making keen connections between their art and personality. Jeff Koons’ large balloon-esque steel sculptures work may seem innately childish, yet are somehow based in more sexual work by Picasso and Magritte. KAWS’ lonely “Companion” figure is informed by the absurd, folksy drawings of R. Crumb and the mystic, psychedelic illustrations of Tadanori Yokoo. The full feature, which is paired with personal testimony from the artists themselves, can be found over on T Magazine‘s site.