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Awards

  • 2006 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published February 4, 2005

    "Mourning Glory"

  • 2006 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published April 5, 2005

    "The Emperor's New Paintings"

  • 2006 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published January 21, 2005

    "A Modest Proposal"

  • 2006 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published December 16, 2005

    "Seeing Out Loud"

  • 2006 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published January 28, 2005

    "Feeding Frenzy"

  • 2006 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published May 26, 2005

    "Hammered"

  • 2006 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published April 25, 2005

    "Dire Diary"

  • 2006 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published March 18, 2005

    "We Are Theirs"

  • 2006 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published April 18, 2005

    "To Hell and Back"

1999 Stories by Jerry Saltz

Archives: 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
  • Circus Maximus

    published December 28, 1999

    Richard Serra and Larry Gagosian are the DreamWorks of the art world. Each on his own is ambitious; together, they make a gargantuan music of the... More >>

  • Struthsky

    published December 21, 1999

    In an imaginary art world version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? a question might be "In 10 words or less: What's the difference between... More >>

  • Out of the Fog

    published December 14, 1999

    Several weeks ago, on a night flight from Chicago to LaGuardia in foggy conditions, our pilot came on and said something unusually simple: "Look... More >>

  • Collective-Memory Lane

    published November 30, 1999

    Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, sycophantic court photographer to the art world, has lined the Mary Boone Gallery with photographs of members of that... More >>

  • The Managerial Sublime

    published November 23, 1999

    For me the art of the painter Lari Pittman is a lot like ice-skating. I never think about ice-skating, but when I see it on television, I am... More >>

  • The Redemption of a Breast Man

    published November 16, 1999

    John Currin makes paintings that no one can love unambiguously—except maybe Juggs, the magazine of choice for breast men. Describing his... More >>

  • A Great Public Artist Is Diminished Indoors

    published November 9, 1999

    Rachel Whiteread is in but not entirely of "Sensation." From the outside, she looks like one of them. Along with Damien... More >>

  • At the Guggenheim, an Artist in Partial Eclipse

    published October 19, 1999

    They call the show "Clemente"—just "Clemente"—like Brando or Callas. Before Francesco Clemente's full name appears in the show's... More >>

  • At MOMA, a Glaring Absence

    published October 19, 1999

    There isn't a painting, sculpture, or drawing by a woman in the first and biggest installment of MOMA's "ModernStarts" survey. This fact is so... More >>

  • Tasting Menu

    published October 12, 1999

    "The American Century" began on a bus ride though Connecticut in 1992. Two months into his turbulent directorship at the Whitney Museum of... More >>

  • The Revenge of the Real

    published October 5, 1999

    Shit changes everything. Until two weeks ago "Sensation" seemed so over. The early reaction in the New York art world to the coming exhibition of... More >>

  • Man in the Middle

    published October 5, 1999

    "It's not the Virgin Mary. It's a painting." These were the words uttered almost in unison by a group of Brooklyn Museum guards as they stood in... More >>

  • Where The Boys Are

    published September 28, 1999

    Let's call it Guy Art. Always with us in fluctuating amounts, Guy Art dominated for the first several millennia, and may have reached an apex in... More >>

  • Decoy and Daydreamer

    published September 21, 1999

    Two young female photographers: one never met a subculture she didn't like, the other never liked the subculture she was cast in, so she recast... More >>

  • Hungry Hearts

    published September 7, 1999

    It's kind of cosmic. Not only is this the last art season of the 20th century, the closest thing it has to an unofficial launch date is... More >>

  • Imitation Warhol

    published August 24, 1999

    Takashi Murakami's life-sized female fiberglass figure looks like a Japanimation hologram come to life. Hiropon (slang for heroin) is an... More >>

  • No Sex Please, We're Artistic

    published August 17, 1999

    "The Nude in Contemporary Art" is the kind of show you go to with more than art in mind. Especially in summer. Everybody's naked under their... More >>

  • Fame Fatale

    published August 10, 1999

    We have all seen the power of fame. My most vivid experience of it occurred in the fall of 1978 when I saw John Lennon and Yoko Ono leaving the... More >>

  • Bronx Tales

    published August 3, 1999

    It's not every day that an art exhibition makes something as complex and horrific as the Bronx's 40-year season in hell convincingly real. This is... More >>

  • Mood Swings

    published July 20, 1999

    This is the season when the New York gallery scene breaks out in group shows. They come in all shapes and sizes, and with all manner of intent,... More >>

  • Drive Time

    published July 13, 1999

    Sometimes the art world resembles a freeway where the artists are cars. There are on ramps and off ramps; vehicles are constantly entering and... More >>

  • Resident Alien

    published July 6, 1999

    Rirkrit Tiravanija's art is like a fungus. As with mold, mildew, and mushrooms, it is parasitical, lacks the artistic equivalent of true... More >>

  • Double, Double

    published June 29, 1999

    Three facts of biography seem pertinent to Toba Khedoori's giant, space-filled drawings. First, she lives in Los Angeles, although she was born... More >>

  • Rising Tide

    published June 22, 1999

    The city may be sinking, but the Venice Biennale is staging a comeback, presenting a kaleidoscope of impressions, issues, and symptoms. 1. IT... More >>

  • Pattern & Dissipation

    published June 15, 1999

    I am now going to beat a dead horse. What is a painting at its simplest? A surface with some kind of image or motif applied to it. Yes, I know you... More >>

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