Jerry Saltz | How Art Changes Us (and is being changed by us)

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Jerry Saltz | How Art Changes Us (and is being changed by us)

Imagine working as an artist for a decade only to burn out, melt down, and vanish from that world to spend 10 years driving a truck. Then, having never written before the age of 40, returning to that same world, but this time as an art critic for some of the biggest magazines and arbiters of taste in that domain. Having never been formally trained or degreed or even studied art in a formal way. How is that even possible? 

That is the story of today’s guest, Jerry Saltz, the senior art critic at New York magazine and Vulture, and the author of the New York Times bestseller How to Be an Artist. In his most recent book Art Is Life , Jerry draws on two decades of work to offer a real-time survey of contemporary art as a barometer of our times, arguing for the importance of the fearless artist—reminding us that art is a kind of channeled voice of human experience, a necessary window onto our times. The result is an openhearted and irresistibly readable appraisal by one of our most important cultural observers.

You can find Jerry at: New York Magazine | Instagram

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  • Lisaa

    10:30 til around 20:00 is a great part


    Overly cool m8

    4 months ago·5 likes·

    Great episode loved 12:30 the most good interview

    4 months ago·7 likes·
  • Markus

    Overly cool m8


    10:30 --> 20:00 amazing bit

    4 months ago·4 likes·

    Great episode loved the thing but the intro was a little long

    4 months ago·2 likes·
  • ludi2

    Good stuff keep it up


    10:30 til around 20:00 is a great part

    4 months ago·7 likes·

    This podcast and the sub has made the show better

    4 months ago·8 likes·

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