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Art Critics

An Art Writer's Ultimate Act Of Contrarianism

Peter von Ziegesar | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Peter von Ziegesar

A baby is about process, odors, palpability, and living in the moment -- and nothing about the art school culture of presentation, polish and craftsmanship.

15 Wise Quotes Every Artist Should Take To Heart

Posted 11.13.2013 | Arts

Jerry Saltz, the silver-tongued art lover, resident New York Mag critic and one-time dance partner of Jay-Z, has a way with words. Somehow, in the spa...

There Are Fewer Than 10 Full-Time Art Critics In The U.S.

GalleristNY | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
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Since it's a pretty nice day out, I figured it might be an okay time to share some fairly depressing news, which you may have just read in the headlin...

Do Critics Count? ArtPrize Proves That They Do

Colin Darke | Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts
Colin Darke

In the Internet age, everyone is a critic -- often an unhinged critic who hides in the "comment" sections of an article. With fine art, it is easy to say that art critics do not count for much, because fine art is subjective by its nature, so the only opinion that really counts is your own.

How I Became a Brilliant Arts Columnist

Gordy Grundy | Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

As any writer knows, it is very hard to get published. A vaunted role, such as an arts columnist, is a near impossibility. This is my story of chutzpah and success.

What Do 10 Famous Artists And Critics Have To Say About Love?

editorial.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 01.10.2012 | Arts

1. "Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding." (Diane Arbus) 2. "Painting is like making love. Yo...

Michael Kaiser and the Role of Critics -- Nature Versus Nurture?

Robert Bettmann | Posted 01.30.2012 | DC
Robert Bettmann

Isn't it true that great art reflects the ideals and inspirations of people today? What's wrong with a knee-jerk reaction to art? What's wrong with popularity?

The Shifting Focus of Publicity in the Art World

Daniel Grant | Posted 01.30.2012 | Arts
Daniel Grant

At times, publicity becomes the art itself, with the public knowing that it should appreciate some work because "it's famous" rather than because it's good, distorting the entire experience of art.

Critics Suffer For Art Too

latimes.com | March 30, 2011 | Posted 05.29.2011 | Arts

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa cannot be ignored. Neither, alas, can the 405. In recent days, for instance, the Vienna Philharmon...

Leo Steinberg, Legendary Art Historian Passes Away

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK-- Leo Steinberg, the Russian-born art historian and Renaissance scholar whose work had a heroic impact on the understanding and reception of ...

Interview With The Art Critic Everyone Loves To Hate: Mat Gleason At FineArtsViews

FineArtViews Blog by Canvoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Mat Gleason is known for being a bare-knuckle art critic. He founded Coagula Art Journal in 1992-- which has focused on giving the lowdown on high ar...

TOP 10's: Art Critic Jerry Saltz Lists Top 10 Worst Art Moments Of 2010

Vulture | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Dear Jerry, I liked your 2010 Top Ten list, although I was surprised you didn't include the Robert Rauschenberg show at Gagosian Gallery. That aside,...

Are "Artists' Statements" Really Necessary?

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Not so long ago, it was believed that art spoke for itself, but no longer. Art museums have made their wall labels longer, offering more information to visitors who now spend as much time reading as looking.

LA Times Waits 30 Years to Confront MOCA on Artist Selection

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mat Gleason

I wouldn't again pay $6.50 for parking to see the retrospective of Dennis Hopper curated by Julian Schnabel currently on view at the Geffen wing of LA MOCA.

San Diego's Art Community Loses Its Voice

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

After the news got out last week that Robert L. Pincus, the books editor and art critic at the San Diego Union Tribune, had been laid off, his Facebook wall was jammed.