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Jerry Saltz

Cloud Galleries: The Rise of the Virtual Art Establishment

Rachel Mason | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Rachel Mason

There is an explosion of creative activity on the ground (or in the cloud) and it is in these places that artists have an abundance of power and these digital endeavors are playing out in many conversations in art publications and institutions.

M.F.A Abstraction, Crapstraction, Dropcloth Abstraction or Zombie Abstraction? Recommended Reading #2

Matthew Israel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

If you haven't seen this series of videos, they're a great learning/teaching resource on the painting techniques of the Abstract Expressionists -- specifically Pollock, Newman, Rothko, Reinhardt and Kline -- by Corey d'Augustine of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Dear Jerry: Notes on Life Drawing

Daniel Maidman | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Non-life-drawers often assume that life drawing involves a sideways translation of one impulse into another impulse. But this assumption is flawed. I read the sex drive as a powerful force, but a specific one.

Can Jerry Saltz Save the Art World and Dan Colen's Pigeons?

John Seed | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
John Seed

Jerry, I really appreciate what you are doing: it is heroic and sooner or later the Mugrabis of the world may be cursing you too.

The Things We Think and Do Not Say, or Why the Art World is in Trouble

Steven Zevitas | Posted 04.30.2014 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

I think that art constitutes the single most important output of a given culture at any point in time and, therefore, that collecting art is a deadly serious enterprise.

Straddling the Globe with a Balancing Act

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.28.2014 | Arts
Kisa Lala

Tallur L.N. Unicode, 2011, Bronze, coins and concrete At an oddly chaotic prize ceremony during the 2013 Delhi Art fair, with crowds jammed around ...

Michael Alan Translates Illness into Ethereal New Works

Catie Keck | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Catie Keck

2013 was what you might call a seam-splitting year for Michael Alan. Artistically, he produced some of his most consummate work to date, garnering a steady stream of high-praising press from all corners of the media hemisphere. His health, by contrast, took a wrong turn and kept driving.

Yes, Your Favorite Art Critic Will Be On 'Girls' This Season

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Jerry Saltz, beloved art critic for New York Magazine, has achieved many a Brooklynite's dream by scoring a cameo on Lena Dunham's "Girls." The NYC pe...

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...

Social Media and the Unknown Artist - Part 2

Tracey Harnish | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

Oliver Wasow is an artist who directs our gaze. Using vernacular photographs or unique images he has fabricated in his studio, he creates a filter through which we look. By categorizing found photographs, he much like a movie editor, directs in a subtle way a narrative story for the observer.

Socrates Sculpture Park Engages the Community With Its New Show, do it (outside)

Annie Fabricant | Posted 07.27.2013 | Arts
Annie Fabricant

Socrates Sculpture Park and do it are a marriage made in heaven. Their concept and ethos reflect each other perfectly. Both are about, crucuially, community and ongoing collaborations, about loosening common preconceived notions about the hierarchies in art.

Social Media and the Unknown Artist

Tracey Harnish | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

Every morning Oliver Wasow posts a found, un-authored photograph where a variety of his 2000+ friends comment. I had a conversation with Oliver Wasow and we discussed the value of social media in art.

The Italian Pleasures of Gabriele Paterkallos: A Renaissance of Romanticism in Modernity

Pietros Maneos | Posted 05.29.2012 | Home
Pietros Maneos

He is a man who does not wish to die, who is not 'waiting for death,' but rather is craving more life, more experience, more sensation; and truly, he desires to live a thousand lives, so as to savor every single sensation of beauty, passion, and ecstasy.

Is New York Still a Home for Artists? Or My Home... So to Speak?

Kalup Linzy | Posted 05.28.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

Unlike my early days in New York, I no longer roam the boroughs attending opening after opening, party after party, all night conversations in some random artist loft/apartment/space (the after after party). It sounds great because it was great. It was also more distracting than inspiring.

Is New York Still A Home For Artists?

Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Priscilla Frank

When asked if New York was the art capital in the 1960s the result was a unanimous "yes," so what changed? The most convincing reason was a positive one: simply, globalization happened, and the center shifted.

Matt Sledge

In Wake Of $120 Million 'Scream' Sale, Union Intensifies Criticism Of Art Handlers' Lockout

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- On Wednesday, Sotheby's set a record: a pastel version of Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" sold for a record $119.9 million, th...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Damien Hirst's Spot Paintings

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Art critics, in one sense, play a role in the art world not unlike the role played by transistors in the electronic world. Transistors amplify signals. Critics are kind of like this, as viewed from the perspective of broke-ass artists.

The Christmas Poem For Art Collectors And Art Lovers Alike

Posted 12.24.2011 | Arts

A Song For Andy The Joy of Collecting Words + Pictures By Anthony Haden-Guest On the first day of my Art Binge My consultant...

Myron Kaufman's "Horse Scents"; Feud Update: Is The Art World's One Percent Imploding?

Jane Chafin | Posted 02.13.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

There is a public feud that had erupted in the upper echelons of the art world. The emperor is suddenly naked and his minions are scrambling to publically cover their asses. Mud is being slung far and wide.

Jerry Saltz On Why It's Better To Be An Artist in Miami vs. New York

www.artlurker.com | Posted 12.13.2011 | Miami

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WATCH: Jerry Saltz and Charles Saatchi's Imaginary Sauna Convo

Posted 12.08.2011 | Arts

This week has been a testy one for those in the art world. Maybe the post-Basel hangover is leaving critics and collectors grumpier than usual. Either...

Is the Art World's One Percent Unraveling? A Fantastic Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

Jane Chafin | Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts
Jane Chafin

In the last couple of weeks a feud has erupted in the upper echelons of gazillionaire art collectors.

New York Art Critic Offers Money, Sex for Fake Painting

Lisa Derrick | Posted 01.29.2012 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

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.

Can 'Work Of Art' Deliver?

Glen Helfand | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
Glen Helfand

We all yearn for great figures in art, politics and culture, yet we are resigned to their impossibility. The hugely influential Steve Jobs was honor...

'Work Of Art' Host On The New Season

Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts

China Chow was introduced to the Manhattan art world as a child when her father's restaurant, Mr. Chow, became the choice hangout for art legends incl...