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Awards

  • 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"

  • 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"

2004 Stories by Jerry Saltz

Archives: 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
  • Lost Horizon

    published December 28, 2004

    The New Museum's spotty spark plug of a show devoted to that flash in the pan and ache in the heart known as the East Village art scene reminds us... More >>

  • Like A Rock

    published December 14, 2004

    Daniel Lefcourt is a non-painter's painter. He's an artist who happens to make paintings—although maybe this could be said of all... More >>

  • Hard Attack

    published November 30, 2004

    Christopher Wool is the New York painter West Coast critics love to hate—and I mean hate. This became clear to me while I was boning... More >>

  • Return Engagement

    published November 16, 2004

    I love the new Museum of Modern Art. I love that it's not some glitzy, historicizing trophy building, that it's been built with exquisite... More >>

  • Both Sides Now

    published November 2, 2004

    Adorno wrote, "Art perceived strictly aesthetically is art aesthetically misperceived." In that sense, it's skewed to view Paul Chan's work as... More >>

  • Thinking Outside the Box

    published October 26, 2004

    At around seven o'clock on the night of April 5, 2002, Trisha Donnelly stole my aesthetic heart. That evening, the then 28-year-old artist rode... More >>

  • In Black and White

    published October 12, 2004

    Barack Obama's keynote speech at the Democratic convention made an implicit truth explicitly clear: Color is less relevant than our obsession with... More >>

  • Critical Call

    published September 28, 2004

    New York's new art season got off to a rousing start a few weeks ago when more than 80 exhibitions opened within 10 days. I was raring to go, but... More >>

  • Adding Up, Letting Go

    published September 21, 2004

    My initial thought on peering through LFL's glass door at Phoebe Washburn's psychedelic tsunami of an installation was that this promising young... More >>

  • Hell Holes

    published September 14, 2004

    In 1972, when I was a deeply green, 19-year-old Midwestern art student, I was blown away by a Lee Bontecou survey in Chicago. Here were these... More >>

  • Super Babylon

    published September 7, 2004

    Most of us come to the art world as gypsies and outsiders. Filled with intoxicated, supple, brilliant delusions, we come, as Poe said, "splendid... More >>

  • Termite Theory

    published June 15, 2004

    "California Earthquakes" is a so-so summer group show. Scruffy, plucky, and crowded, it resembles a student auction or an exhibition in a bar. As... More >>

  • 1557: A Space Odyssey

    published June 8, 2004

    After drifting on cloud nine through the Metropolitan Museum's glorious "Byzantium: Faith and Power (1261–1557)," captivated by some of the... More >>

  • Modern Mannerist

    published June 1, 2004

    The Jewish Museum's fine Modigliani retrospective and all the essays in its catalog are geared to do one big thing. That this doesn't happen... More >>

  • Blotto, Meet Buzzed

    published May 11, 2004

    "Drunk vs. Stoned" is one of the most diverting group shows of the year. It's also one of the daffiest. Not all the work is top-notch, although... More >>

  • Being There

    published May 4, 2004

    Total lucidity, exquisite enigma. Resplendent figures moving in warm light and murky shadow. Pools of hue, smooth plaster, sun on a sleeping... More >>

  • Borough Hall

    published April 27, 2004

    "Open House: Working in Brooklyn," the smorgasbord with which the Brooklyn Museum is celebrating its snazzy new glass entrance, lives up to its... More >>

  • Body Heat

    published April 20, 2004

    It's rarely mentioned that many of the artists who get naked for their work have great bodies. Hannah Wilke was a beauty, Lynda Benglis a babe,... More >>

  • A Fine Line

    published March 30, 2004

    Mark for mark and line for line, the drawings of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola (1503-1540), known as Parmigianino (loosely, "the little guy... More >>

  • An Artist Worms Into Some Nicely Dicey Sculptural Terrain

    published March 30, 2004

    I was going to begin this by saying, "Here's a promising young artist who might otherwise pass under your radar." Then on March 21, that artist,... More >>

  • Shrink-Wrapped

    published March 23, 2004

    Shrink art—many of us have seen it. I'm not talking about shrunken objects or about things wrapped in clear plastic. I'm referring to... More >>

  • The OK Corral

    published March 9, 2004

    Call this the OK Biennial. The 2004 Whitney Biennial never goes off-the-tracks bad but it rarely goes off-the-charts good, either. There's a lot... More >>

  • Five Points

    published March 9, 2004

    Aside from my biennial wish that the biennial be an annual and have a 50-50 male/female ratio, I have five other list-queenly qualms about this... More >>

  • The Richter Resolution

    published March 2, 2004

    In defense of the staggeringly radical act of really looking, the wildness of the imagination, and the limitlessness of pictorial invention, I... More >>

  • Worlds Apart

    published February 24, 2004

    Initially, the antipathy between India and Pakistan captured in A Season Outside, Amar Kanwar's intensely affecting 30-minute... More >>

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