Jerry Saltz – Anyone who relishes art should…

Anyone who relishes art should love the extraordinary diversity and psychic magic of our art…


“Anyone who relishes art should love the extraordinary diversity and psychic magic of our art galleries. There’s likely more combined square footage for the showing of art on one New York block – West 24th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues – than in all of Amsterdam’s or Hamburg’s galleries.”
-Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz – I love Rauschenberg. I love…

I love Rauschenberg. I love that he created a turning point in visual history, that…


“I love Rauschenberg. I love that he created a turning point in visual history, that he redefined the idea of beauty, that he combined painting, sculpture, photography, and everyday life with such gall, and that he was interested in, as he put it, ‘the ability to conceive failure as progress.'”
-Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz – Those who love him love…

Those who love him love that he sells the most art they take it as…


“Those who love him love that he sells the most art they take it as a point of faith that this proves Kinkade is the best. But his fans don’t only rely on this supply-and-demand justification. They go back to values.”
-Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz – There’s something pleasing about large…

There’s something pleasing about large, well-lit spaces. I love that dealers are willing to…


“There’s something pleasing about large, well-lit spaces. I love that dealers are willing to take massive chances in order to give this much room to their artists. Most of all, I love that more galleries showing more art gives more artists a shot.”
-Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz – There’s one Baldessari work I…

There’s one Baldessari work I genuinely love and would like to own, maybe because of…


“There’s one Baldessari work I genuinely love and would like to own, maybe because of my Midwestern roots and love of driving alone. ‘The backs of all the trucks passed while driving from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, California, Sunday, 20 January 1963’ consists of a grid of 32 small color photographs depicting just what the title says.”
-Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz – Kinkade’s paintings are worthless schmaltz…

Kinkade’s paintings are worthless schmaltz, and the lamestream media that love him are wrong. However…


“Kinkade’s paintings are worthless schmaltz, and the lamestream media that love him are wrong. However, I’d love to see a museum mount a small show of Kinkade’s work. I would like the art world and the wider world to argue about him in public, out in the open.”
-Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz – Abstract Expressionism – the first American…

Abstract Expressionism – the first American movement to have a worldwide influence – was remarkably short-lived…


“Abstract Expressionism – the first American movement to have a worldwide influence – was remarkably short-lived: It heated up after World War II and was all but done for by 1960 (although visit any art school today and you’ll find a would-be Willem de Kooning).”
-Jerry Saltz