~JERRY SALTZ/anti-Guggenhiem UAE rant/makes PAGE SIX/..and photographed with HOWARD HALLE of TIME OUT
from left: HOWARD HALLE, Editor-at-large, TIME OUT, and JERRY SALTZ, the new SENIOR ART CRITIC at NEW YORK MAGAZINE – attend the recent COLLIER SCHORR – ‘THERE I WAS’ – opening, 303 Gallery, SAT SEPT 15, 2007
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH
JERRY SALTZ – ANTI-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES GUGGENHEIM RANT – MAKES PAGE SIX – RIGHT ON, JERRY !!!!
first up – gotta say – how great – to have an up-to-the-moment photo !! just, when you need it !!!!!!!
(WALTER ROBINSON: EAT YOUR HEART OUT ….)
. . . JERRY SALTZ, long time, intrepid NYC art world critic – made PAGE SIX, of the New York Post, today (Monday Sep 17, 2007 – Pg.14) – IN an item, (sans photo!!!) which reads:
‘NEW York magazine art critic Jerry Saltz attacks former Guggenheim Museum director Thomas Krens in this week’s issue, calling him “reckless, destructive, myopic and misguided”, for supporting notorious anti-Israeli nation United Arab Emirates and its decision to build a 300,000-square-foot edifice designed by Frank Gehry. “Numerous government sites warn that Israeli passport holders and travelers whose passports bear Israeli stamps will be denied entry visas to the Emirates. Thus, the Guggenheim – founded by a Jewish family, an institution with Jewish curators and scores of works by Jewish artists, designed by the Jewish Gehry – isn’t really welcome either.” Saltz writes in the mag.’
well, one thing’s for sure, DUBAI aint gonna displace New York City – as the capital of the art world – any time soon.
. . . and by the way, HOWARD HALLE – just for the record – wasn’t there a – ‘TIME-OUT DUBAI’ – specially put out by TIME OUT NEW YORK – for that joke of an art fair – the DIFC GULF ART FAIR, of DUBAI, UAE (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) – of last SPRING, running MARCH 8-10, 2007.
and yo! JERRY – how come you said nothing – when your (former) some-time publisher artnet.com – also lent (sold ?) their ‘seal-of-approval’ – the ubiquitous artnet logo !!! to be plastered all over the DIFC FAIR and its publications ? (and at a time when your articles were appearing regularly in artnet.)
see: artloversnewyork – THE BOMB/ MARCH 8, 2007: ~DIFC Gulf Art Fair 2007