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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Stairwell in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. (Vivienne Gucwa/flickr)

Uptown, downtown, museums and galleries figure in New York Magazine senior art critic Jerry Saltz's picks for his pull-out art tours in the current New York Magazine. He mapped out his 44 must-sees (including the fragment he calls the greatest piece of sculpture in NY) -- what are yours?

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Comments [5]

art525 from Park Slope

alexander, Saltz wrote an entire article about it in New York mag. It's on the nymag website currently. He is apparently dazzled by celebrity even if there's nothing behind that celebrity. And I am no more impressed by Laurie Simmons - pictures of people dressed up as Japanese dools? Oh puh- leeze. And her father Carroll Dunham- typical 80s abstraction with his little allusions to anthopomorphic pieces. Don't care. Never did. But apparently Saltz sucked up to them and schmoozed them enough to become Lena's godfather. Ho hum.

Feb. 25 2014 04:03 PM
alexander

not that I think Jerry is perfect or anything but this is a fine feature, and our age gets the authority figures it deserves yeah?

and lena dunham is only mentioned in reference to her mother, the artist Laurie Simmons, who has been around and doing great work since long long before her daughter achieved any kind of celebrity. In re: this, always surprised no one ever mentions her father, the painter Carroll Dunham, surely as successful as either of them?

Feb. 25 2014 02:36 PM
art525 from Park Slope

What a twit this guy is. In the long line of art ciritics you've got Vasari, Berenson, Robert Hughes and........Saltz? Perhaps ther is no such thing as progress.

And just when you think it can't get any less serious and intelligent- then he drops Lena Dunham's name. Hey Jerry do you know Miley too?!??!

Feb. 25 2014 01:10 PM
Mr. Bad from NYC

Wow this guy is straight out of central casting.

Feb. 25 2014 12:00 PM
Alan from Manhattan

The brass insets in the sidewalks east of the Public Library on e. 41 street are an often overlooked gem.

Feb. 25 2014 11:47 AM

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