Monday, February 24, 2014

1736 Saltz

still life, acrylic, 6" x 6 n/a
Art critics Jerry Saltz and Roberta Smith spoke to a full auditorium tonight at Boston University. Saltz opened the discussion by stating, "Art first, all else will follow." Saltz and Smith are also husband and wife and seldom (if at all) hold a talk together. Saltz writes for the New York Magazine and Smith writes for the New York Times. Saltz believes in as much engagement and conversation as possible with his readers (and beyond - he was a critic on the television show "Work of Art"). He welcomes direct comments online to his articles and responds back creating an interactive dialogue. Contrarily, Smith admitted to having more of a thin skin when it comes to direct confrontation about her writing. However, she does Tweet, I'm off to follow her now!