Four years and seven weeks ago, I began writing art criticism for this paper. That isn't much time in terms of art, criticism, or a career in either, but it seems like a lot when you're the one meeting the deadline. H.L. Mencken said weekly criticism is "written in heat and printed at once." It is a thrilling, humbling, weird business. You go to shows, sometimes as many as 40 a week, looking, always looking, and thinking, "Is this the show... More >>>
By photo: Robin Holland
Mr. Saltz regrets: not describing the opening night of Pipilotti Rists 2000 installation at Luhring Augustine (above).