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Awards

  • 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"

  • 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 Stories by Jerry Saltz

Archives: 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
  • Grace, Depravity, and Grandeur

    published July 4, 2006

    A powerful contradiction verging on psychic whiplash is built into the grandiose visual machines that are Paolo Veronese's five Allegories,... More >>

  • Our Crowds

    published July 4, 2006

    Like a disturbing number of the good group shows this summer, "Two Friends and So On" has been organized by men, in this case the artist-couple... More >>

  • The Sublime Is Us

    published June 27, 2006

    The following two cursory, if cockeyed, paragraphs about the abstruse essence known as the Sublime are intended as a sort of background... More >>

  • Front Man

    published June 27, 2006

    By now the empty- or full-as-exhibition strategy is more than a half-century old. In 1938 Marcel Duchamp hung 1,200 bags of coal from a gallery... More >>

  • Cash, Clowns, and Carnival

    published June 20, 2006

    The art world is now so big, spread out, and interconnected that in the near future there will probably be no single art capital. Nevertheless... More >>

  • States of Change

    published June 20, 2006

    There are fairly exact demarcation points where things change from one state to another. Water freezes at 32 degrees, turns to steam at 212... More >>

  • Reconstruction Zone

    published June 6, 2006

    These days a lot of people say contemporary art is going to hell, that we're just rehashing stuff in shallow ways, or that everything is hype.... More >>

  • Seeing It All

    published June 6, 2006

    It's difficult to see one's own time. To most of us, things look the way they do simply because that's the way things look. Stephen Shore's genius... More >>

  • She's Not There

    published May 30, 2006

    After looking hard at Sharon Lockhart's work for more than 10 years and failing to get what numerous high mucky-muck curators, big-deal museum... More >>

  • Healing Arts

    published May 30, 2006

    Francis Cape, 54, long a maker of lovingly crafted, almost Shaker-like minimal-architectural installations involving handsome walls of perfectly... More >>

  • Absalom, O Absalom

    published May 23, 2006

    The irony couldn't be sharper, the justice more poetic: What America calls "the Vietnam War," Vietnam calls "the American War." Perhaps the Iraq... More >>

  • Aftermath

    published May 23, 2006

    Psychic deaths come in all shapes and sizes; their after-effects are as varied. One of the more affecting and inspiring ressurections is currently... More >>

  • Invasion of the Sculpture Snatchers

    published May 9, 2006

    "Cady Noland Approximately" is, according to its organizers, "the first survey ever devoted to Cady Noland's oeuvre." This aesthetic act of... More >>

  • Gepetto-Bot

    published May 9, 2006

    Joe Fig is a sculptor who is obsessed with painters, which may mean he's a painter at heart, but never mind. In the past he's made meticulous... More >>

  • Leviathan

    published May 2, 2006

    Matthew Barney backlash is in full force—at least in the art world where mood swings and short attention spans are the rule. In the wider... More >>

  • Strange Days

    published May 2, 2006

    Artists who have the ability or the willingness to make their work strange to themselves have the potential of making great art. One can only... More >>

  • Sale Away

    published April 25, 2006

    It is unsettling that the first large-scale U.S. exhibition of the work of Donald Judd in almost 20 years has been organized by Christie's... More >>

  • Desperata

    published April 25, 2006

    Four years ago, the then 22-year-old unknown NYU undergraduate Alex McQuilkin caused a sensation—some called it a scandal—at the... More >>

  • Gypsy

    published April 18, 2006

    For a while now, especially since September 11, people across the cultural landscape have railed against and called for the end of irony. Many in... More >>

  • Dandy

    published April 18, 2006

    One of the current ringleaders in the irony department is Michael Krebber, the Cologne-born and-based 52-year-old who studied with German... More >>

  • The Seventh Circle

    published April 4, 2006

    Perhaps the most pitiable image in all of Dante's Inferno is the wood of suicides. Here, in hell's Seventh Circle, between a river of... More >>

  • You There!

    published April 4, 2006

    I am almost totally put off by the fact that Paul Shambroom prints many of his color photographs on canvas. Not because he's treading on ground... More >>

  • Heaps and Consequences

    published March 28, 2006

    Near the bottom of page 42 of a small Jasper Johns sketchbook from 1963–1964, between two similarly dense observations about art, is a kind... More >>

  • Dawn's Early Light

    published March 28, 2006

    Latey there's been a spate of good shows by older painters at the top of their game. In the last month in Chesea alone we've seen Louise Fishman,... More >>

  • Queen of Night

    published March 21, 2006

    With all due respect to the legions who argue otherwise, it is totally bogus to claim that art is about beauty or that the two are even connected.... More >>

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