The words of John Yau continue to be read by those who want to know what is going on in contemporary art in New York and beyond.
Schjeldhal moves quickly to characterize an artist, like a cat pouncing on his prey.
Artists, collectors, curators, and dealers are all needed for the system to function, but the role of critics is up for grabs.
Very recently I was told that a certain art magazine editor, who had deleted the feminist critique from a review I had written, “can only take so much feminism.”
Last week, I was playing around on my gadgets and inadvertently discovered that Google has an opinion on everything including art.
The fad for fake art personas has passed. They were soo 2010, though they lingered into 2011. Perhaps tired of the fakery, someone has decided to rekindle the words of the maestro of Modernism into 140 characters or less, @Clem_Greenberg.
Love him or hate him, there’s no denying the influence of conservative art critic Hilton Kramer. A longtime champion of modernism and a harsh critic of contemporary art, Kramer died this morning in Harpswell, Maine.
For tonight’s Triangle Arts Association benefit at Beacon restaurant in midtown Manhattan, artist William Powhida submitted this wry drawing of his thoughts about some of the city’s art critics.