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Jerry Saltz

  1. whitney biennial
    The New Whitney Biennial Made Me See Art History in a New WayThis show demonstrates unmistakably that subject matter is just as important as form.
  2. art
    A Radical New History of Queer Modernism, 1933–1950The bodies are sensual, on display, sexually presenting, in carnal states of being — all expressing an otherwise forbidden sexuality.
  3. national magazine awards
    New York Wins National Magazine Award for Jerry Saltz’s ‘How to Be an Artist’The New Yorker led all winners with four awards.
  4. criticism never sleeps
    Jerry Saltz Is Turning ‘How to Be an Artist’ Into a BookMore signature insight from New York’s own art critic.
  5. the art of anger
    Jim Carrey Isn’t Just a ‘Celebrity Artist’The fledgling political cartoonist walks Jerry Saltz through seven of his works.
  6. Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Explained to Passersby in the NYC SubwayJerry corrected the record on the “mad genius” aspect of Van Gogh’s … actual genius.
  7. Picasso’s Guernica, Explained by Jerry Saltz to Passersby in the NYC SubwayThere was even a musical interpretation!
  8. Jerry Saltz Put Michelangelo’s David in an NYC Subway — Here’s What HappenedSome New Yorkers were amused — others, not so much.
  9. art school
    Try Copying Your Favorite Master Artwork and See What You LearnMiming Matisse. Parroting Picasso. Hocking Hockney.
  10. how to
    How to Be an Artist? Start by Drawing the Square in Front of You.Hundreds of Jerry’s followers tried the assignment. Here are nine of their works.
  11. auctions
    An Artwork Made by Artificial Intelligence Just Sold for $400,000The painting fetched 40 times its estimate. Why?
  12. art world
    How Does the Art World Live With Itself? I Live and Breathe It and I’m Not Sure.I used to think the art world was at war with money, and vice versa. I’m starting to think we’re in a new equilibrium, defined by ambivalence.
  13. art
    David Wojnarowicz’s Whitney Retrospective Is Overdue, But Couldn’t Be TimelierThis is an astonishingly relevant, urgently important show that reflects on what it means to be human in a time of encroaching political darkness.
  14. Why Is the Met’s New Show About the Body in Art History So Stultifying and Dull?This is what happens with an excess of hyperrealism.
  15. art
    Huma Bhabha’s New Installation at the Met Brings You Into the Realm of GodsThis is among the best Met roof sculpture installations since the program began in 1987.
  16. Jerry Saltz: Break the Art FairAs a system, art fairs are like America: They don’t work and no one knows how to fix them.
  17. art review
    Three-Sentence Reviews: John Bradford, David Hockney, and 11 More ShowsIncluding the new home of White Columns.
  18. art review
    Losing Myself in the Paintings of Facebook-Educated Matthew WongAn impressive painter’s debut show at Karma gallery.
  19. Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine Art Critic, Wins Pulitzer PrizeOur irrepressible, one-of-a-kind critic gets the big prize.
  20. art review
    Cy Twombly and the Transporting Power of Art That Barely Uses the Tools of ArtScribbles, jots, smears, and smudges that make my knees buckle.
  21. Trump’s Border Wall Prototypes Are Minimalist ArtThe walls look “exactly like a national monument, and perfect minimalist sculpture.”
  22. 11,000 People Demanded the Met Remove This Painting. They Aren’t Going To. Good.In many ways it is a sign of art’s complexity that it generate a wide variety of responses.
  23. Michelangelo Exploded Art History, Just With His DrawingThe Metropolitan Museum’s new show is a stupendous metaphysical-visual exhalation.
  24. We Can Now Divide Art History Into Before Linda Nochlin and AfterThe late critic’s 1971 essay blew through the gates of art-world patriarchy.
  25. art
    Radical in Content, Retrograde in Form: What Should We Make of ‘Trigger’?I wish I didn’t feel as conflicted as I do about this show that surveys “gender beyond the binary.”
  26. art review
    The Fearless Chris Ofili Enters His Own Personal Paradise LostThe four paintings are hung behind a cage of cyclone fencing.
  27. Three-Sentence Reviews: Peter Saul, Trevor Paglen, and 7 MoreThank God for Peter Saul.
  28. Jerry Saltz: I Give In, MoMA. You’ve Won Me Over. (Halfway, Anyway.)MoMA has been this broken spatial matrix since November 4, 2004, the day it reopened with great fanfare.
  29. Looking for New Electricity in the Mostly Static Art WorldIt’s not a matter of art being becoming more political. But the more I look for signs of artistic vitality, the more frustrated I’ve become.
  30. How to Navigate an Art Fair With Jerry Saltz▶️ Nobody can do it like Jerry.
  31. Jerry Saltz, Glenn O’Brien Talk Art, NudityA few Pulitzer nominations weren’t enough to prevent Saltz from getting kicked off Instagram for posting artsy nudes.
  32. reasons to love new york
    New York Has Solved the Problem of Public Art. But at What Cost?What am I supposed to do when cultural forces I loathe are responsible for something like a new golden age of public art?
  33. jerry saltz
    Jerry Saltz on Anderson Cooper: ‘Auctions Are a Nasty Piece of Work’Our senior art critic bemoans the recent insanity of auctions and their ability to make masterpieces disappear forever.
  34. banned
    I Got Kicked Off of Facebook for Posting Images of Medieval ArtI hope that all of these finger-pointing little Napoleons get a grip and go elsewhere.
  35. art
    MoMA’s Björk DisasterI wanted to be surprised and proven wrong about the Björk show. Alas, I haven’t been. 
  36. ‘Digital’s Bitches’: The New Museum TriennialThese curators understand, finally, that there’s no such thing as “digital art.”
  37. The Most Powerful Artwork I Have Ever SeenThe most thunderstruck I’ve ever been by art was before the 13,000-year-old cave paintings of mammals in Niaux, France.
  38. art
    3-Sentence Reviews: White Columns, Philip Taaffe, and MoreThe White Columns annual offers a quick retort to all those forever worrying that art is going to hell.
  39. MoMA’s Monet Fire SaleThe institution’s latest off-putting move is auctioning a Claude Monet from its collection.
  40. seeing out loud
    Iconoclasm Now: Charlie Hebdo and the Lethal Power of ArtThe Paris attack is a reminder that powerful images have always been under threat. 
  41. After NYT Profile, Simchowitz Blathers BackThe first big article about art in 2015 isn’t about art but about how money is having sex with young artists these days.
  42. Matthew Higgs Is a National TreasureWhite Columns: a pillar of the community.
  43. Jerry Saltz’s Fake Instagram Week at Art Basel He probably had more fun than any of us did. 
  44. seeing out loud
    The Best of the Best of Jerry Saltz’s Facebook ChatOur senior art critic shared everything from his favorite emerging artists to why he brings doughnuts to the office.
  45. art
    Jerry Saltz Is Chatting on Facebook Now! Come join him. 
  46. art
    Chat With Jerry Saltz on Facebook TomorrowGet to know the magazine’s senior art critic.
  47. seeing out loud
    Saltz on Oscar Murillo’s Candy Art“A nightmare of self-congratulatory hubris.”
  48. seeing out loud
    Saltz: Ed Ruscha’s Amazing Talk at the FrickA great artist speaks, and our critic sees totally familiar paintings in totally new ways.
  49. The Chelsea Artist Tour RecapCheck out the highlights reel.
  50. The Chelsea Artist Tour RecapCheck out the highlights reel.
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