A collection of the essays of art critic and poet Peter Schjeldahl, which explores his thoughts on individual contemporary artists, their work, events and ethics in the art world and new, creative directions.
Peter Schjeldahl is art critic for the Village Voice and contributing editor for Art in America. MaLin Wilson is an art critic, editor, and independent curator working in New Mexico. Robert Storr, an artist and writer, is currently a curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
"To read Schjeldahl is not to agree or disagree, but rather to enter the enchanting flow of a fertile imagination."--Ken Johnson, Art in America "Ranging from Manet to minimalism, these partisan, passionate writings . . . function as a savvy handbook on the current art scene."--Publishers Weekly "Here's art criticism that demonstrates the power of art to evoke art, in the form of some of the most lusciously written responses to visual beauty ever to hit print. . . . During a decade that defined art mostly through commerce, Schjeldahl consistently reminded readers of its necessary soul."--Village Voice "A shrewd and fluent critic, [Schjeldahl] has a masterly personal voice, flamboyant, witty, lyrical yet often precise; more important, he has an openhearted attentiveness to the subjects of his criticism and the imaginative spaces around them."--Julian Bell, Times Literary Supplement "Schjeldahl is the finest journalistic art critic at work today."--Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times