Art Dirt: Do Artists Make Good Critics?

by Glasstire March 1, 2020
painting by artist JOHN BALDESSARI

John Baldessari, Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell, 1966-68, Acrylic on canvas.

Brandon Zech and Christopher Blay discuss whether artists make good critics, why blue-chip artists don’t write criticism, and the difficulties of text art.

“You don’t see Jeff Koons writing a review about an exhibition for Artforum.”

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Erin Starr White March 2, 2020 - 09:56

The history of artists writing about art (their own and that of other artists) is a rich and vibrant field of study. The 1960s in the US was an especially interesting time…criticism as a means of critiquing the art world itself.


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