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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"

2005 Stories by Jerry Saltz

Archives: 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
  • The Battle for Babylon

    published September 13, 2005

    This time last year I wrote that the art world had passed into what I called a "Super Paradigm" period, by which I meant a phase of continual... More >>

  • Paper Tiger

    published September 6, 2005

    Stephen Mumford has been showing in New York since the mid 1990s. Until recently he specialized in highly colored, semi-sensationalist,... More >>

  • Floundering

    published June 28, 2005

    Two years ago the art world had a hate-fest over "Dreams and Conflicts," the Venice Biennale curated by Francesco Bonami. Universally lambasted as... More >>

  • Unequal Partners

    published June 21, 2005

    Poor Pissarro, steamrolled by Cézanne. That's my five-word review of the Museum of Modern Art's handsomely installed summer... More >>

  • Anal-Retentive Warrior Princess

    published June 14, 2005

    Sarah Sze is a creator and destroyer of worlds, an explorer of fantastical hyper-space, a mapper of interstices, a maker of mutating topographies,... More >>

  • Reason Without Meaning

    published May 31, 2005

    Neo Rauch's museum-scaled paintings, composed of major but outmoded styles, produce a kind of psycho-visual whiplash, caroming between... More >>

  • Hammered

    published May 24, 2005

    I've got a little, make that a big, problem with contemporary art auctions. Last fall I set out to investigate it further. Beginning November 3,... More >>

  • Restoration Drama

    published May 17, 2005

    Not being a fan of Daniel Buren's work, I expected to dismiss his Titanic-scaled mirror-covered boat prow of an installation at the... More >>

  • Mystic Rivers

    published May 10, 2005

    "3 x Abstraction: New Methods of Drawing," the unbelievably intriguing exhibition at the Drawing Center, proves that abstraction has always been... More >>

  • Whatever Laurel Wants

    published April 26, 2005

    On the planet Heterosexual there is a race of men who lack the ability to seduce women and whom women never attempt to seduce. Their numbers are... More >>

  • Ways of Seeing

    published April 26, 2005

    For his latest steamy series of large-scale photographs, German photographer Thomas Struth positioned himself just to one side and slightly in... More >>

  • Dire Diary

    published April 19, 2005

    The art world is like high school with money. These hyped-up days, that school seems to have morphed into the one on Beverly Hills 90210.... More >>

  • To Hell and Back

    published April 12, 2005

    Call it a seventh sense. Certain artists intuit that they're going to die young, so they produce large bodies of work in condensed periods of... More >>

  • The Emperor's New Paintings

    published March 29, 2005

    The 31 paintings in Damien Hirst's sad new show at Gagosian are not paintings at all; or rather, they're generic-to-bad photo-realist efforts. Any... More >>

  • Lesser New York

    published March 22, 2005

    I always go to P.S.1 with high hopes; I often leave deflated. "Greater New York," the mega-exhibition of 162 mostly emerging artists that fills... More >>

  • We Are Theirs

    published March 15, 2005

    While watching Sarah Morris's lushly mesmerizing, oddly odious, intermittently boring 26-minute film Los Angeles—as I gazed at... More >>

  • Icon and Iconoclast

    published March 1, 2005

    "I just thought it was something that needed to be said" is what Rudolf Stingel answered when I asked him if his current show was an homage to his... More >>

  • System Overload

    published February 22, 2005

    Walking through Justin Faunce's auspicious debut I kept wondering, "How close can you get to your enemy before you become your enemy?" In 1982,... More >>

  • Mourning Glory

    published February 1, 2005

    Turner Prize winner Steve McQueen's steamy video Girls, Tricky (2001) shows the creative act unfolding. I melted while watching it.... More >>

  • Feeding Frenzy

    published January 25, 2005

    Organizers claim art fairs are "important" and that they're "forums." In reality, they're adrenaline-addled spectacles for a kind of buying and... More >>

  • It Came From Outer Space: Jason Fox's Impish New Paintings

    published January 25, 2005

    The creatures and beings in Jason Fox's paintings are so out-there and paleo-futuristic that they look as if they were envisioned by someone from... More >>

  • A Modest Proposal

    published January 18, 2005

    I can't stop thinking about the new Museum of Modern Art. Nor can I stop going there. Since its November reopening, I've been 14 times. I still... More >>

  • Nine Ideas for a Better MOMA

    published January 18, 2005

    It goes without saying that the new Museum of Modern Art needs tweaking. Installations have to be adjusted, and there has to be more than... More >>

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