Congrats @jerrysaltz #hearhear !
Congratulations to @jerrysaltz for being awarded a Pulitzer prize! Incisive, never dull, Jerry has been, at times, inspirational for those of us who champion outsider artists. This passage, culled from his 2016 review of "The Keeper" at the @newmuseum, is a great example: "These days our definition of art is mainly art informed by other art and art history. Especially in the last two centuries - and tenaciously of late - art has examined its own essences, ordinances, techniques, tools, materials, presentational modes, and forms. To be thought of as an artist someone must self-identify as one and make what they think of as art. This center cannot hold. Why? It is far too tight to let real art breathe. It's beyond time for a new generation of art historians not only to open up the system and let art be the garden that it is, home to exotic blooms of known and unknown phenomena. It's time to work against the system... The idea that art has an overall goal of advancing or perfecting its terms and techniques is made up. Imagined. Idiotic. Except for those benefiting from this intellectual fundamentalism. Someday, people will look back at this phase of art history the way we look back at manifest destiny and colonialism." Thanks and Godspeed Jerry! Image via @nymag #jerrysaltz #pulitzerprize