Jerry Saltz is Street Art

Posted by The G on June 1, 2012 under Street Art | Comments are off for this article

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Jerry Saltz is Street Art

Jerry Saltz is Street Art

They say that when someone has paid tribute to you in street art you’ve “made it” in the art world.  Ironically, one of the most famous art critics in the world, Jerry Saltz, has recently written his own how-to guide on “making it” in the art world.  Check it out!


“Paintings From the 80s” by Marilyn Minter

Posted by The G on April 1, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | 4 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Marilyn Minter.

Paintings from the 80s by Marilyn Minter.  Now Showing at Team Gallery in New York through April 30, 2011

Paintings from the 80s by Marilyn Minter. Now Showing at Team Gallery in New York through April 30, 2011

The above images may no longer be shocking in the porn/chatroom generation we currently live in, but back when Marilyn Minter presented these works to the world in the 1980s, a lot of eyebrows were raised and a lot of controversy was caused.  The Team Gallery in New York is celebrating these works in an exhibit called “Paintings from the 80s.”  It’s hard to tell from these photos but these are not silk screened, they are hand painted!  The above shot (pun definitely intended) is called “Porn Grid” and was made in 1989.  The opening night gala reception was off the hook with a who’s who of the art world and the New York scene.  Spotted in the crowd were Charlie Ahearn (director of the graffiti/hip hop classic “Wild Style”), fashion designer Cynthia Rowley, international blog superstar Geoffrey Dicker, former Basquiat girlfriend Suzanne Mallouk, photographer Cindy Sherman, former Madonna dancer Erica Bell, artist Scott Campbell, art critic Jerry Saltz and of course, the artist herself, Marilyn Minter.

“Paintings from the 80s” by Marilyn Minter is showing at Team Gallery until April 30, 2011.  Team Gallery is located at 83 Grand Street in Manhattan.

After the jump, see a photo of Marilyn Minter and yet another wacky enconter with art critic Jerry Saltz.

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Lunch with Jerry Saltz

Posted by The G on March 13, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

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Jerry Saltz and Geoffrey Dicker

Jerry Saltz, delicious Tortilla Soup�and G

Who says Twitter is completely useless?  The other day when checking my feed, I saw a tweet from art critic Jerry Saltz that he’d be at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise forRirkrit Tiravanija’s 3 part exhibit (“Fear Eats the Soul,” “” and “ and he invited his followers to come join him for lunch.  Did you really think I was going to pass up a chance to meet a 3 time Pulitzer Prize nominee who is the encyclopedia of art critique and knowledge?  Not a chance!

Pictures from the exhibit:

Rirkrit Tiravanija

Fear Eats The Soul by Rirkrit Tiravanija

The T-shirts being made featured slogans such as: “Less Oil More Courage,” “Free China From Tibet,” “Bring On The Lobsters,” and “Rich Bastards Beware.”  Genius, according2g.

The final part of the exhibit was in the legendary kitchen at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise.  “” featured some of the best Tortilla Soup I’ve ever consumed for the bargain price of $1 (just to cover expenses).

As my friend and I ordered our Tortilla Soup, Jerry Saltz asked if he could join us.  What an incredible experience!  I found it hard to converse about serious topics when the food we were eating was so delicious, but I got the chance to tell him what a big fan I am and he was extremely nice.  Thanks again Jerry!

“Fear Eats The Soul,” “” and “” by Rirkrit Tiravanija are showing at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York through April 16, 2011.  Gavin Brown’s Enterprise is located at 620 Greenwich Street in Manhattan.  Don’t miss it (and bring an empty stomach when you come visit).  You can follow Jerry Saltz on Twitter @jerrysaltz and According2g @according2g.

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