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Awards

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

    "To Hell and Back"

  • 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"

2000 Stories by Jerry Saltz

Archives: 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
  • Modern Maturity

    published December 26, 2000

    LONDON—The impact of the recently opened Tate Modern on the British art world is so sweeping and complex that the history of the... More >>

  • Living Large

    published December 5, 2000

    I love museums. It's museum curators I sometimes wonder about. Maybe I'm just jealous, sheepish about how little traveling a New York trench... More >>

  • American Flamer

    published November 28, 2000

    I love the flamers of art history—the hysterics, hell-raisers, tantrum throwers, and storm birds. Artists who bring transgressive subject... More >>

  • Out There

    published November 21, 2000

    After his show closes to the public this week, Matthew Ritchie ought to bolt the doors at Andrea Rosen, move in, and spend as much time as he can... More >>

  • True Confections

    published November 7, 2000

    Sarah Sze's first solo show in New York feels more like her second or third. It is as full of problems as her previous work was of... More >>

  • Dream On

    published October 31, 2000

    Apropos the conjunction of the New York Public Library's fascinating, unfocused, appallingly installed "Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society... More >>

  • The Pursuit of Happiness

    published October 10, 2000

    Coming on with the whoosh of a pop song—and maybe fading like one, too—this is your show of shows at your gallery of galleries. Four... More >>

  • Teen Angels

    published October 3, 2000

    The number one obsession of the moment in every single category of culture is the teenager. As an older and older society worships younger and... More >>

  • Tile and Fashion

    published September 26, 2000

    Think of him as Jorge "Puff Daddy" Pardo: a mixmaster, style sampler, recombiner of expensive tracks, set to the beat of modernism. Pardo's work... More >>

  • Babylon Calling

    published September 12, 2000

    There's an old expression: "Everything changes but the avant-garde." Maybe so, but the avant-garde isn't what it used to be. The battles were won;... More >>

  • Amazing Grace

    published August 8, 2000

    Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin—always and only referred to simply as Chardin—has one of the greatest last names in the history of... More >>

  • Hostile Witness

    published August 1, 2000

    We're all timepieces; some of us are just more timely than others. Is Barbara Kruger, whose flashy, jarring, bellicose retrospective is now on... More >>

  • Auntie-Hero

    published July 18, 2000

    The way Alice Neel rides the edge of something primitive in her work, the physicalness of her process, her alternately agitated and mangy... More >>

  • Realm of the Senses

    published July 4, 2000

    "Sentimental Education," the group show organized by art critic David Rimanelli, is sweet on the outside but bitter on the inside. It's got one of... More >>

  • Substitute for Love

    published June 27, 2000

    "The hollow of my hand was still ivory—full of Lolita—full of the feel of her pre-adolescently incurved back, that ivory-smooth, sliding... More >>

  • Jeffersonian Koons

    published June 20, 2000

    It's finally here. Eight years after its debut in Arolson, Germany; after a 1996 stint in Sydney; its installation outside the Guggenheim in... More >>

  • The Taming of the ’80s

    published June 6, 2000

    The '80s aren't what they used to be; nor are they what they were before that. They aren't as awful as they were thought to be in the '90s, when... More >>

  • Only Subvert

    published May 30, 2000

    Robert Rosenblum, the promiscuous mind behind the incessantly illuminating "1900: Art at the Crossroads," is a true imp of the perverse. For more... More >>

  • Ruff Trade

    published May 23, 2000

    Interesting artists seem to pop out of Germany like circus clowns from a Volkswagen. Maybe it's in the blood, maybe it's the water, but German... More >>

  • Swish Myth

    published May 9, 2000

    A good place to begin is at the end. By the time he died on February 22, 1987, at the age of 59, there were many who thought Andy Warhol was less... More >>

  • Home Alone

    published April 25, 2000

    Drawing is one of the roots of art. It's a way of seeing and thinking, a way of seeing yourself think. An intimate art about cosmic things, and a... More >>

  • Swiss Bliss

    published April 18, 2000

    Call it video extravaganza—the wraparound environment of multiple projections, color, light, sound, and music. It's inspired by or a distant... More >>

  • Anything Goes

    published April 4, 2000

    Tom Friedman has never been in a Documenta or a Whitney Biennial; you never see him posing seductively in those glossy magazine spreads, nor has... More >>

  • My Sixth Sense

    published March 28, 2000

    The Whitney Biennial is a train wreck with survivors. Of the 55 artists whose work is installed in the museum (not counting film, video, Web... More >>

  • Lucidity on Fire

    published March 21, 2000

    I love that there's a book on Walker Evans titled The Hungry Eye because the general mood of his show at the Met is one of searching,... More >>

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