The Age of Delusion: Jerry Saltz, 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism by Michael Newberry

It’s a shame that Duchamp’s cynicism, Kant’s aesthetic nihilism, and the CIA’s misguided and malicious underwriting of Abstract Expressionism and its shills combined to foster hope of greatness to talentless, pretentious hacks. In his frank assessment of his art, Saltz is completely right. Expertise in drawing and painting, a grounding in art history, and vision, all those elements need to be mastered to become a great artist. Yet, instead of doing the massive introspective and technical work necessary, Saltz opts for a scapegoat. Truth is to blame.

Drawings

Newberry works the human body like a surgeon’s intricate incisions.”Thodoris Archontopoulos, Byzantine Archaeologist and Art Historian, Ministry of Greek Culture These drawings span a few decades from 1977 til now. Many of these are in private collections, go here to see Available Drawings