Jerry Saltz Put Michelangelo’s David in an NYC Subway — Here’s What Happened

By

Art is not a club! Why limit the reach of Michelangelo’s David — one of the most famous sculptures of all time — to a costly trip to Florence, Italy, when there are the marvelous mazes of a New York City subway station, easily accessible by way of a $2.75 fare.

So our art critic, Jerry Saltz, took a replica of David underground, in the hopes of learning what New Yorkers make of David and also help them understand the work. Do you need to be an art bigwig to know or care? What is he holding? Why is he naked! Their responses did not disappoint.

Watch Now

  1. The 13 Most Withering Insults on ‘Big Little Lies’
  2. Tom Kenny Explains Various SpongeBob Memes
  3. How Realistic Is Hollywood’s Depiction of Women in Media?
  4. Christina Applegate Explains the Backstory of Jen’s Mastectomy on Dead to Me
  5. How Timothy Simons Handles All the Insults on Veep
  6. Sutton Foster Gushes Over Younger Director Miriam Shor
  7. The Team Behind I Am the Night on Why It’s So Universally Resonant
  8. The Cast of Miracle Workers Plays a Round of Catch Phrase
  9. DeWanda Wise on Preparing for Her Role in She’s Gotta Have It
  10. The Women of One Day at a Time Ship Penelope and Schneider’s Relationship
  11. Here’s What Went Into Filming Camping Episode of Project Runway
  12. Linda Cardellini Is Good at Keeping Secrets
  13. Natasha Rothwell Channels Her Inner Nancy Meyers
  14. Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine on Why Pen15 Is So Relatable
  15. Niecy Nash Critiques Iconic Nails
  16. Eric McCormack on What Society Expects From Sitcoms
  17. Behind the Infamous Romper Scene in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  18. Lily Collins on the Importance of Strong Female Story Lines
  19. Christina Hendricks and Retta Play the Newlywed Game
  20. Why Christopher Abbott Read Catch-22 Twice Before Filming
Michelangelo’s David in an NYC Subway with Jerry Saltz