Saltz as Low-Budget Collector: If it Quacks like a Richter . . .

by Bill Davenport November 28, 2012

Art critic Jerry Saltz has gotten the collecting bug- but, not being able to afford the seven-figure prices of the Gerhard Richter paintings he craved, instead challenged artists to fake one for him. He details his trials and eventual success at commissioning a satisfyingly Richterian abstraction for $155, and the promise and challenge of what he calls “little dick art” in New York Magazine. “I’ve got a Kara Walker cutout on order. Calders, Duchamps, Rothkos are all on the way. My wife is worried. So am I.”


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Scott Calhoun November 28, 2012 - 12:25

SalTz, Bill, SalTz!

Bill Davenport November 29, 2012 - 09:30

I always omit t’s on Wednesdays.


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