Jerry Saltz Quotes

Top 66 wise famous quotes and sayings by Jerry Saltz

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Jerry Saltz quotes: Ofili is still a champion. It would be a huge mistake to think otherwise. Ofili is still a champion. It would be a huge mistake to think otherwise.
Jerry Saltz quotes: I like that the art world isn't regulated. I like that the art world isn't regulated.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Sometimes good art jumps out at me; most of the time I see bad art, or see nothing at all and just drift, feeling weird, pretending to be fine. Sometimes good art jumps out at me; most of the time I see bad art, or see nothing at all and just drift, feeling weird, pretending to be fine.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Art is changing. Again. Here. Now. Opportunities to witness this are rare, so attend and observe. Art is changing. Again. Here. Now. Opportunities to witness this are rare, so attend and observe.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Many things happened in the sixties, but the period is no more significant, better, or more 'political' than today. It's time to turn the page. Many things happened in the sixties, but the period is no more significant, better, or more 'political' than today. It's time to turn the page.
Jerry Saltz quotes: All art comes from other art, and all immigrants come from other places. All art comes from other art, and all immigrants come from other places.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Art is good, bad, boring, ugly, useful to us or not. Art is good, bad, boring, ugly, useful to us or not.
Jerry Saltz quotes: In art, scandal is a false narrative, a smoke screen that camouflages rather than reveals. When we don't know what we're seeing, we overreact. In art, scandal is a false narrative, a smoke screen that camouflages rather than reveals. When we don't know what we're seeing, we overreact.
Jerry Saltz quotes: I rage against Vincent van Gogh for needing to die at 37, after painting for only ten years. I rage against Vincent van Gogh for needing to die at 37, after painting for only ten years.
Jerry Saltz quotes: I hate art auctions. I hate art auctions.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall. Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Among living artists, George Condo may be the most embraced by the powers that be. Among living artists, George Condo may be the most embraced by the powers that be.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Giorgio Morandi's paintings make me think that artists may not totally choose, or even control, their subjects or style. Giorgio Morandi's paintings make me think that artists may not totally choose, or even control, their subjects or style.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Few contemporary artists mined the space between the ordinary and the strange better than Orozco did. Few contemporary artists mined the space between the ordinary and the strange better than Orozco did.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world. Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world.
Jerry Saltz quotes: The art world is molting - some would say melting. Galleries are closing; museums are scaling back. The art world is molting - some would say melting. Galleries are closing; museums are scaling back.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Our culture now wonderfully, alchemically transforms images and history into artistic material. The possibilities seem endless and wide open. Our culture now wonderfully, alchemically transforms images and history into artistic material. The possibilities seem endless and wide open.
Jerry Saltz quotes: In 1998, Artnet was the site that convinced me that if my writing didn't exist online, it didn't exist at all. It showed me criticism's future. In 1998, Artnet was the site that convinced me that if my writing didn't exist online, it didn't exist at all. It showed me criticism's future.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Calling a young artist 'great' these days can give one the heebie-jeebies: The word has been denatured in the past decade. Calling a young artist 'great' these days can give one the heebie-jeebies: The word has been denatured in the past decade.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Kinkade estimated that one of his paintings hung in every twenty homes in America. Yet the art world unanimously ignores or reviles him. Me included. Kinkade estimated that one of his paintings hung in every twenty homes in America. Yet the art world unanimously ignores or reviles him. Me included.
Jerry Saltz quotes: The art gods cooked up something special for James Ensor. The art gods cooked up something special for James Ensor.
Jerry Saltz quotes: The Met is not only the finest encyclopedic museum of art in the United States; it is arguably the finest anywhere. The Met is not only the finest encyclopedic museum of art in the United States; it is arguably the finest anywhere.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Make an enemy of jealousy and envy. As fast and soon as you can ... . The art world is high school with money. Make an enemy of jealousy and envy. As fast and soon as you can ... . The art world is high school with money.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Wolfgang Tillman's stunning large-scale pictures, being shown for the first time, were so offhand I failed to see them as art. Wolfgang Tillman's stunning large-scale pictures, being shown for the first time, were so offhand I failed to see them as art.
Jerry Saltz quotes: I know it's dangerous to take on bloggers. They can go after you every day, all day long, and anonymous people can chime in, too. I know it's dangerous to take on bloggers. They can go after you every day, all day long, and anonymous people can chime in, too.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Don't talk. I can't hear myself see. Don't talk. I can't hear myself see.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Certainty sees things in restrictive, protective, aggressive ways, and thus isn't seeing at all. Certainty sees things in restrictive, protective, aggressive ways, and thus isn't seeing at all.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Photography is the easiest thing to make, and one of the hardest things to make well. Photography is the easiest thing to make, and one of the hardest things to make well.
Jerry Saltz quotes: I have a soft spot for art that, in terms of subject matter and material, is in bad taste. I have a soft spot for art that, in terms of subject matter and material, is in bad taste.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Art usually only makes the news in America when the subject is money. Art usually only makes the news in America when the subject is money.
Jerry Saltz quotes: I'm not for or against video - or any medium or style, for that matter. I'm not for or against video - or any medium or style, for that matter.
Jerry Saltz quotes: John Baldessari, the 79-year-old conceptualist, has spent more than four decades making laconic, ironic conceptual art-about-art, both good and bad. John Baldessari, the 79-year-old conceptualist, has spent more than four decades making laconic, ironic conceptual art-about-art, both good and bad.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Being critical of art is a way of showing art respect. Being critical of art is a way of showing art respect.
Jerry Saltz quotes: I have never really cooked, don't know how to use my dishwasher, and subsist mainly on prepared deli takeout. I don't even eat in restaurants much. I have never really cooked, don't know how to use my dishwasher, and subsist mainly on prepared deli takeout. I don't even eat in restaurants much.
Jerry Saltz quotes: The German ueber-photographer Andreas Gursky was the perfect pre-9/11 artist. The German ueber-photographer Andreas Gursky was the perfect pre-9/11 artist.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Art is a way of showing the outside world what your inside world is like. Art is a way of showing the outside world what your inside world is like.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Giant group events are distorting organisms: You can like and hate them in rapid succession. Giant group events are distorting organisms: You can like and hate them in rapid succession.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Robert Rauschenberg was not a giant of American art; he was the giant. No American created so many aesthetic openings for so many artists. Robert Rauschenberg was not a giant of American art; he was the giant. No American created so many aesthetic openings for so many artists.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Contrary to popular opinion, things don't go stale particularly fast in the art world. Contrary to popular opinion, things don't go stale particularly fast in the art world.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Maybe the museum [of Arts and Design ]needs to follow the advice of its acronym and not be afraid to go a little M.A.D. Maybe the museum [of Arts and Design ]needs to follow the advice of its acronym and not be afraid to go a little M.A.D.
Jerry Saltz quotes: When art wins, everyone wins. When art wins, everyone wins.
Jerry Saltz quotes: I've always said that an art critic can put aside politics around art. I've always said that an art critic can put aside politics around art.
Jerry Saltz quotes: To me, nothing in the art world is neutral. The idea of 'disinterest' strikes me as boring, dishonest, dubious, and uninteresting. To me, nothing in the art world is neutral. The idea of 'disinterest' strikes me as boring, dishonest, dubious, and uninteresting.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Once artists are expected to shock, it's that much harder for them to do so. Once artists are expected to shock, it's that much harder for them to do so.
Jerry Saltz quotes: There are many, many art worlds. Art contains multitudes. There are many, many art worlds. Art contains multitudes.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Think of an abstract painting as very, very low relief - a thing, not a picture. Think of an abstract painting as very, very low relief - a thing, not a picture.
Jerry Saltz quotes: The forties, seventies, and the nineties, when money was scarce, were great periods, when the art world retracted but it was also reborn. The forties, seventies, and the nineties, when money was scarce, were great periods, when the art world retracted but it was also reborn.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Energy and art go where they will. Energy and art go where they will.
Jerry Saltz quotes: Money is something that can be measured; art is not. It's all subjective. Money is something that can be measured; art is not. It's all subjective.