Here Is Charlie Finch’s Last Artnet Column

Mr. Finch. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan)

The notoriously acerbic critic Charlie Finch has just filed his last-ever column for Artnet magazine. The two-paragraph send-off is available here in all its glory.

Here’s Mr. Finch on his former boss:

I’ve worked with Walter Robinson for 15 years. Everything you read about him is true, he’s a gentleman, the art world loves him, he’s a brilliant painter, he’s the best editor of his generation, and he will land on his feet.

In a phone interview just conducted with The Observer, Mr. Finch said this column marks his “retirement from the art world.” Something tells us the art world isn’t that lucky, though.

Here Is Charlie Finch’s Last Artnet Column