Jerry Saltz – A saboteur in the house…

A saboteur in the house of art and a comedienne in the house of art…


“A saboteur in the house of art and a comedienne in the house of art theory, Lawler has spent three decades documenting the secret life of art. Functioning as a kind of one-woman CSI unit, she has photographed pictures and objects in collectors’ homes, in galleries, on the walls of auction houses, and off the walls, in museum storage.”
-Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz – Artistic qualities that once seemed…

Artistic qualities that once seemed undeniable don’t seem so now. Sometimes these fluctuations are only…


“Artistic qualities that once seemed undeniable don’t seem so now. Sometimes these fluctuations are only fickleness of taste, momentary glitches in an artist’s work, or an artist getting ahead of his audience (it took me ten years to catch up to Albert Oehlen). Other times, however, these problems mean there’s something wrong with the art.”
-Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz – In the seventies, a group…

In the seventies, a group of American artists seized the means not of production but…


“In the seventies, a group of American artists seized the means not of production but of reproduction. They tore apart visual culture at a time of no money, no market, and no one paying attention except other artists. Vietnam and Watergate had happened everything in America was being questioned.”
-Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz – Can space break? I mean…

Can space break? I mean the space of art galleries. Over the past 100 years…


“Can space break? I mean the space of art galleries. Over the past 100 years, art galleries have gone from looking like Beaux Arts salons to simple storefronts to industrial lofts to the gleaming giant white cubes of Chelsea with their shiny concrete floors.”
-Jerry Saltz

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