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Top Ten Most Scathing Art Review
Zingers of 2009
(in chronological order)
10. "THE NEW MET DIRECTOR WON’T
LAST A YEAR. What was his
name?" Artnet magazine: 2009 CRYSTAL BALL. By Charlie Finch, Jan 3, 2009
9. "There seems to be a
mindlessness about his work that makes
you wonder if even he knows what he is doing."
NYTimes: Art in Review, JOSH SMITH 'Currents' Luhring Augustine
By Ken Johnson, Feb 27, 2009
appears blind to the possibility that evil can fester in the most
erudite and aesthetically inclined of souls, including, apparently, her
-- Time Out NY: The Hugo Boss Prize 2008: Emily Jacir
. By Howard
Halle, Mar 5–11, 2009
contrast, Fairey's claims to questioning authority through guerrilla
interventions in the public sphere are jejune. Obey Giant is now an
industry, Hello Kitty with pretensions."
Los Angeles Times
Culture Monster: Review: Shepard Fairey at ICA Boston
Christopher Knight, March 23, 2009
of surface and image, with glancing, uneasy brushwork, they imply a
divided attention and a reliance on pictorial short cuts and
ambiguities to disguise limited skills. Although they are some of
Bacon’s best-known works, they barely pass muster as paintings."
If Paintings Had Voices, Francis Bacon’s Would Shriek
By Roberta Smith, May 21, 2009
the most part though, the favorite artists in today’s market are dead
ones. Mine, too--they are a hell of a lot easier to deal with."
Artnet magazine: Dick In Hand
. By Kenny Schachter, July 9, 2009
of Dash Snow as a hipster fuck-off are bound to fade away, leaving only
the picture of the soul of an artist. That's how legends—-and
fortunes-—get made in the art world."
Gawker: Dash Snow's Basquiat-ization
. By Hamilton Nolan,
July 15, 2009
it feels like what 'Younger than Jesus' is really inaugurating is the
era of the exhibition as status update, then maybe that alone tells us
something about where we are."
Generational: Younger than Jesus
. By Gene McHugh, Summer 2009
even Ms. Emin appears to have reached a point of saturation—-and,
finally, the capacity to be embarrassed—-with her own oversharing."
NYTimes: Quite Big in Britain, Not Quite in the U.S.
ERIC KONIGSBERG, November 13, 2009
you spend more than twenty minutes with the three-floor extravaganza,
you’re loitering. The New Museum could just as well not have done the
show while saying it did. The effect would be roughly the same:
expressing a practically reptilian institutional craving for a new art
The New Yorker: Putting on Urs
. By Peter Schjeldahl, December 14,