Today, New York announced today that Jerry Saltz, the long-time art critic for the Village Voice, is joining the staff next month. It’s a significant loss for the Voice‘s culture section, considering that Saltz is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.
So how long until Hoberman splits?
Release is after the jump.
There’s no epithet in the art world quite as damning or feared as “conservative.” Sounds dreadful, doesn’t it? The word carries with it the stale smell of convention, easily digested comforts and hidebound principles. (Forget politics; we’re talking aesthetics here.)
Certainly there’s no creature so roundly mocked by contemporary tastemakers. People twist themselves into knots Read More
Bill Jensen is one of our most interesting-and inconsistent-painters. After looking at his recent pictures at the Mary Boone Gallery, I’ve come to the conclusion that he’s interesting precisely because he’s inconsistent. Over the years, his landscape-based abstractions have zigzagged between extremes: between the lumbering and the graceful, the undercooked and the right-on, the self-conscious Read More