Hickey: ‘Identity Politics…Didn’t Ruin the Art World, It Just Ruined It for Me’

Hickey.

Hickey.

The Los Angeles Times got in touch with Dave Hickey regarding the Twitter dust-up following his Museum of Contemporary Art-sponsored talk at Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market last night.

Mr. Hickey responded in true Hickey fashion:

Speaking about the art world in general, Hickey added, “We have a great big art world with a lot of stupid people in it. It’s just about sales. We don’t do negative reviews. We love everything. It’s all mainstream. Look at what’s out there. I don’t think that’s good, but that’s the way it is. I have nothing against identity politics, it didn’t ruin the art world, it just ruined it for me and [critic and artist] Jeremy Gilbert Roth because we write about difficult art.”

Read the whole thing here.

Hickey: ‘Identity Politics…Didn’t Ruin the Art World, It Just Ruined It for Me’