The personal becomes the classical.
Originally published June 20, 2018
“The question is, why are all these personal treasures in New York, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, instead of with the sun god Ra?”
Originally published December 12, 1978
What if you love art AND baseball? In the Eighties, Voice critic Peter Schjeldahl had the answer—and what other paper would’ve published it?
October 22, 2022
Rafael de Soto, one of the best pulp practitioners, once said, “If a pretty girl says, ‘I want to go to bed with you, because I like you,’ that's fine art. If a pretty girl says, ‘I want to go to bed with you, but it's a hundred bucks,’ that's commercial art.”
Originally published August 19, 2003
For Hunter S. Thompson’s seminal piece of gonzo revelation, ‘The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved,’ the illustrator’s byline read, “Sketched with eyebrow pencil and lipstick by Ralph Steadman.”
Originally published September 14, 2016
“The big lighting rigs surrounding the pit illuminated the smoke, which made you think you could feel the buildings within the cloud.”
September 5, 2021
The pitted red clay and worn inscriptions are reminiscent of the exhumed detritus of many an overreaching empire
Originally published October 12, 2004
“When the iron door was opened, sounds peculiar to jails and prisons poured into my ears — the screams, the metallic clanging, officers’ keys clinking. Some of the women noticed me and smiled warmly or threw up their fists in gestures of solidarity”
Originally published October 10, 1974
The drawings become anti-targets, a record of pitchers striving to avoid the bull's-eye that any major leaguer could park in the bleachers.
Originally published May 9, 2000
“No less than Charlie Chaplin, its only pop rival for the affection of Jazz Age aesthetes, Krazy Kat synthesized a particular mixture of sweetness and slapstick, playful fantasy and emotional brutality.”
Originally published June 3, 1986