All artists love art (duh), and every artist needs to stay informed. Here is a quick list of critics we should all follow.
ABOVE: Jerry Saltz, Photo: The Knight Foundation
I love art, and I love to read about it. That said, I am not a fan of Artspeak, and I’ve little interest in PHD hyperbole.
If you’re into well-formulated opinions – written in plain English – you’ll love the following critics:
My favorite art critic. Saltz is all about accessibility. He often responds to comments on his articles, is a Facebook pro-star, and even did a Reddit AMA.
Married to Jerry Saltz, Smith is by far the more formal of the two. Even so, her reviews are clear and insightful.
Searle loves the camera (in a good way), and his video reviews are often excellent. His writing isn’t bad either.
His articles are short. So are the tempers in the comments section.
I have a soft spot for Tyler Green. He reviewed a group show I was in (glowingly).
Although New York based, Johnson has covered many of the art world’s biggest fairs. She even reviewed Art Toronto (albeit, not glowingly).
If you’re at all into contemporary art, Hyperallergic is a must read.