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Awards

  • 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"

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

    "Mourning Glory"

2002 Stories by Jerry Saltz

Archives: 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
  • History Drawing

    published December 24, 2002

    All art is political, not just art that "overtly deals with politics," as one celebrity curator recently defined it. In fact, much of the work we... More >>

  • Wild Card

    published December 17, 2002

    In her too-controlling but still dear press release, Dana Schutz, 26, writes that for her first solo exhibition she's painted a "fictional man... More >>

  • Painting à la Mode

    published December 3, 2002

    An appeal to painters before we look at "Painting as Paradox," the big, uneven group show at Artists Space. I love painting; so do you. But hear... More >>

  • Sleepers Awake

    published November 5, 2002

    We all know that painting can never come back because it never went away. Nevertheless, no matter how prevalent, relevant, or worthy it is,... More >>

  • Good on Paper

    published October 29, 2002

    A good half of "Drawing Now: Eight Propositions" stands as a rebuttal to those who say contemporary art is in the dumps. It is proof that... More >>

  • Carpe Diem

    published October 22, 2002

    Peter Cain's late paintings of his lover Sean on the beach, and several of his mutant car images—all made in the five years before he died in... More >>

  • Repeat Performance

    published October 8, 2002

    Beth Campbell's art is normal on the outside and batty on the inside—which makes it a little like most of us. That is, its form is ordinary... More >>

  • Mommie Queerest

    published September 24, 2002

    I don't know if Robert Melee's sensationalistic, exploitive humiliations of his mother count as good art. They may be nothing more than neo-Pop... More >>

  • Naughty, Naughty

    published September 17, 2002

    I hate this art, I thought as I walked through the Brooklyn Museum's daffy show of 19th-century Victorian nudes. It's visually deadening,... More >>

  • Learning on the Job

    published September 10, 2002

    LESSON ONE: Assume the Position At a tony post-opening dinner,... More >>

  • Working-Class Hero

    published June 11, 2002

    Painting overtook Ralph Fasanella like stigmata. In 1944, at the age of 30, having never given art a second thought, he felt his hands begin to... More >>

  • Bosom Maximus

    published June 4, 2002

    "There will be scarcely a sequence in this film that won't have tits. No way. I like women who are epically built, bounteous, super-abundant; who... More >>

  • Circuit Party

    published May 28, 2002

    Brice Marden's two-gallery show—his first exhibition of new paintings in New York in five years, and his best since 1991, if not since the... More >>

  • The Rapture

    published May 14, 2002

    Renaissance tapestry not your thing? Relax. It's almost nobody's thing. "Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence," the Met's ravishing,... More >>

  • A World Apart

    published May 7, 2002

    "Black Romantic," the Studio Museum's unblushingly unironic exhibition of what is repeatedly referred to in the catalog as "black art," is filled... More >>

  • Something Else

    published April 30, 2002

    "Demonclownmonkey," the funky, lively group show at Artists Space, is to the art world as MTV's deranged goth-u-mentary, The Osbournes, is... More >>

  • Babylon as Usual

    published April 23, 2002

    Since American culture in general, and the art world in particular, have more or less picked up where they left off on September 10, I will too.... More >>

  • Pudenda Agenda

    published April 9, 2002

    Vagina envy. Everybody knows it's as prevalent as penis envy and probably more intrinsic, given that the mother of all envies may be caused by the... More >>

  • Wigged Out

    published April 9, 2002

    Speaking of hair, but not "down there," if you put your face right up to one of Ellen Gallagher's small drawings or collages, like a bear would to... More >>

  • Positively 24th Street

    published April 2, 2002

    West 24th Street never fails to entertain. Even when a streak of bleak shows makes a day feel like a week, what you come across on that block's... More >>

  • Mild Thing

    published March 26, 2002

    Are certain events so irredeemably evil that art can't be made about them? Can Nazism and the Holocaust be the subject of art? A simple rule... More >>

  • American Bland Stand

    published March 12, 2002

    I'm imagining a T-shirt: "I Went to the Whitney and All I Got Was This Lousy Biennial." 2002 is the Bland Biennial. It is a paean to lukewarm... More >>

  • Scaling Richter

    published February 26, 2002

    Every decade or so, New York gives it up for a German artist. In 1979, it was Josef Beuys at the Guggenheim; in 1988, Anselm Kiefer received the... More >>

  • Sex and Sensibility

    published February 19, 2002

    "This is so surreal," said Kiefer Sutherland, accepting his Golden Globe award. Everyone knew what he meant. They wouldn't have had he said, "This... More >>

  • Downward Spiral

    published February 12, 2002

    It is time for Guggenheim director Thomas Krens to go. The trustees and board members who helped him twist this institution into a kind of... More >>

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