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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"

2001 Stories by Jerry Saltz

Archives: 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
  • Lord of the Lolitas

    published December 25, 2001

    Long live the mystic loners. Among them, Emily Dickinson and Henry Darger—two death-obsessed American homebodies, reclusive geniuses whose... More >>

  • Something Wild

    published December 18, 2001

    Some art we like in spite of ourselves. That's how I feel about the raucous work of 26-year-old Katherine Bernhardt, whose paintings are some of... More >>

  • Nailing Failing

    published December 11, 2001

    Not to get too existential about it, but we're all losers in the end. Michael Smith has simply turned this sad but true condition into a lifetime... More >>

  • History Painting

    published November 27, 2001

    Unlike his 1997 debut at this gallery—a generic installation of found objects, postcards, Plexiglas panels, paintings, and a maze of gray... More >>

  • Ten Years After

    published November 20, 2001

    The Matthew Marks Gallery is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with two shows. At its upstairs emporium on 24th Street is an eclectically tasty... More >>

  • Middle Americana

    published November 13, 2001

    When it comes to the claims being made for Norman Rockwell, my advice is just say no. A cadre of museum directors, curators, national... More >>

  • Figure One

    published October 30, 2001

    At the moment, visitors to the Museum of Modern Art can enter the realm of one of the stranger sculptural psyches of the 20th century, that of... More >>

  • Insider Out

    published October 23, 2001

    This is an artist's tale, albeit a cautionary one. It involves eccentric temperament, erratic talent, and bad timing; lust, grumpiness, and epic... More >>

  • Craving Grace

    published October 16, 2001

    When it comes to making their feelings known, Oliver Payne, 23, and Nick Relph, 21—two British video makers who describe themselves... More >>

  • All at Once

    published October 2, 2001

    Sometimes a good artist's first show feels more like their second show—the exhibition after a dazzling debut, wherein gains are consolidated,... More >>

  • Keeping the Faith

    published September 25, 2001

    Everything is different in America, and everybody knows it. We don't know how, only that it is. All bets are off. Old arguments are out the... More >>

  • Babylon Now

    published September 11, 2001

    "Things fall apart; the center cannot hold." If turned around, Yeats's famous verse fits the contemporary art world: Things run together; the... More >>

  • Screen Savers

    published July 24, 2001

    Before we take a quick look at a few summer shows involving video, something needs to be said. A lot of bad artists are hiding behind this ripe... More >>

  • Blowtorch Realism

    published July 17, 2001

    It would be hard to think of an artist more out of sync with the current political or artistic moment than Leon Golub, this country's preeminent... More >>

  • After the Gold Rush

    published July 10, 2001

    As far as a local art nexus goes, we've got Chelsea, then we've got everywhere else. In other cities everybody goes everywhere to see art. Not... More >>

  • Cover Me

    published June 19, 2001

    Boy, did Exit Art get this one right. First, Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo—the founders and guiding spirits of this venerable alternative... More >>

  • Primordial Seasonings

    published June 12, 2001

    Visionary, academic, cracked, and clumsy; deeply felt, labored, cartoonlike, and funky. All these descriptions apply to Verne Dawson's paintings... More >>

  • Like Life

    published June 5, 2001

    Zap. It hits you right off the elevator. You're face to . . . well, something, with one of the most superrealistic sculptures you will ever see,... More >>

  • Drawn and Quartered

    published May 29, 2001

    In the two seasons Catherine de Zegher has been its director, the Drawing Center has gone from being cool to being important, which, depending on... More >>

  • Post-Black

    published May 15, 2001

    The energy of "Freestyle," the Studio Museum in Harlem's exhibition of 28 African American artists curated by More >>

  • Supernatural Thing

    published May 8, 2001

    "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat." With these words, Eve snitched on the snake. Ever since, this wiggly reptile has had a bad rep—at... More >>

  • Woman Overboard

    published May 1, 2001

    Recently, at the debut of Hilary Harkness's obsessively rendered paintings of women living and working together aboard battleships and submarines,... More >>

  • Byte Lite

    published April 24, 2001

    Art lovers must settle for so little. We're expected to tolerate levels of tameness and moralizing in museum exhibitions we would never tolerate... More >>

  • Wild Thing

    published April 10, 2001

    In real life, William Blake must have been a pain in the ass. Even today his work—now filling the Metropolitan Museum's Lehman Wing—can... More >>

  • Heat of the Moment

    published March 27, 2001

    Everything about Gary Hume's hyped-up, supershiny art is up-front: his love of bright color, uncomplicated composition, and simple process. His... More >>

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