New York Magazine's art critic Jerry Saltz loves Gerhard Richter's paintings. A lot. So much so that the three-time Pulitzer nominee offered either $1,000 or a sex act to any artist who could make him a replica.
Whether he's striking down the pope with a meteorite or restraining his dealer to a gallery wall with masking tape, Maurizio Cattelan does it with wit and panache. This promises to be an unprecedented and, likely, unorthodox installation.
Every year, when the BP Portrait Award comes along I make a trip to the National Portrait Gallery in London to see it. And every year, the same discussion comes about with whomever I am perusing the exhibition with.