Event InformationWHEN: ThursDAY, MAY 10, 2018, 7:00-8:00 PM (RECEPTION TO FOLLOW)
WHERE: SOTHEBY’S INSTITUTE OF ART | 570 LEXINGTON AVENUE, 6TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10022
Some art critics confine their thoughts to art and artists, but Jerry Saltz, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, gives forth on everything from flight paths to Lady Gaga to the shape of Donald Trump’s hair in the wind. He has attracted a vast audience on social media, and was an entertaining presence on Bravo’s "Work of Art" series, but it is the sustained quality and seriousness of his writing for New York Magazine that the Pulitzer jury recently applauded, pointing to “a canny and often daring perspective on visual art in America, encompassing the personal, the political, the pure and the profane.” In a career stretching over three decades, Saltz has been senior critic at the Village Voice and an occasional voice in countless more magazines. In conversation with Morgan Falconer, Faculty, MA in Contemporary Art, he reflects on his career, his recent accolade, the state of the international art market and much, much more.
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Jerry Saltz, Art Critic
Jerry Saltz is an American art critic. Since 2006, he has been senior art critic and columnist for New York Magazine. Formerly the senior art critic for The Village Voice, he received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2018 and was nominated for the award in 2001 and 2006. He has also contributed to Art in America, Flash Art International, Frieze, Modern Painters, among various other art publications. Saltz served as a visiting critic at The School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, Yale University, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the New York Studio Residency Program, and was the sole advisor for the 1995 Whitney Biennial.
Morgan Falconer, Faculty, MA in Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York
Morgan Falconer is a critic and art historian. He has written about contemporary art for publications including The Times (London), The Economist, Frieze, The Village Voice, and Art in America. His recent publication includes Painting Beyond Pollock (Phaidon, 2015). Dr. Falconer holds a PhD, University College London and an MA, Courtauld Institute of Art; BA, University of Leeds.