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11.04.13 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL just got this giant cut-out of NY art critic Jerry Saltz in the mail from artist Jay Shells in reference to our Jerry Saltz Pointing at Things Photoshop contest. (Photo: Marina Galperina/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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10.25.13 Marina Galperina

Jerry Saltz does not like Banksy, but that didn’t stop the famous New York art critic from posing next to Banksy’s pissing dog stencil, from Day 3 of this Better Out Than In “residency.” There was something so seductive in his enthusiastic disapproval, we had to meme it. Download your Jerry Saltz Pointing at Things PSD file right here courtesy Kyle Petreycik. Submit […]

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07.12.13 Marina Galperina

“There is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY you’re getting in,” Pace rep told my editor. She’s been getting calls about Jay-Z all day. “It’s a closed set.” Jay-Z was shooting a Mark Romanek-directed music video inside a gallery in Chelsea, lip-syncing and dancing with half the New York art world as cameos. When Tweets alleging “Jay-Z is doing performance […]

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11.29.12 Marina Galperina

Glenn Beck’s psychotic twelve minute rant the other day had left the Art World shuddering. It wasn’t just that his “art work” and accompanying lecture in aesthetics and morality was nauseating, from Beck’s loving cradling of a mason jar of his own urine to the compulsive, sex-fearing, puritanical smearing of paint on Lucian Freud portrait’s […]

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07.20.12 Marina Galperina

At the opening reception of Brand Innovationsfor Ubiquitous Authorship exhibit at Higher Pictures, Guggenheim’s JiaJia Fey spotted this little cookie topped with ANIMAL’s photos of Jayson Musson and Jerry Saltz from his Coogi canvases show. Sweet! Artist Haley Mellin turned several screenshots “from the internet” into sugary treats. She’s one of more than sixty international […]

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07.12.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s your favorite YouTube art critic Hennessy Youngman a.k.a. artist Jayson Musson in the flesh. Last night, at the paked Salon 94 Gallery’s “Halcyon Days” opening on the Bowery next door to the New Museum, Musson showed off his newest 2D series — giant canvases of stretched cut-up Coogi sweaters. Let’s refresh. Jayson Musson has […]

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06.04.12 Marina Galperina

Now, see, if anyone else suddenly came across a voodoo doll of themselves tied to a post in Chelsea with a wire thrust through their skull, they wouldn’t be quite so giddy about it. They also wouldn’t be Jerry Saltz. The heavyweight NY art critic reacts on his Facebook: A number of people sent me […]

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05.09.12 Marina Galperina

After the ridiculously record-breaking $120 million sale of a pastel Scream and clearing $10 million in commission, Sotheby’s is putting up Andy Warhol’s Double Elvis (Ferus Type) for sale,estimated at $30 million to $50 million. It’s one of 22, but it’s going to get bought. As Jerry Saltz explains, they are “rich people’s currency” and rich people will buy them out […]

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05.02.12 Marina Galperina

The Scream is dead, “lost to history” and tonight Sotheby’s auction will be a “disgusting” “freak show.” New York Magazine senior art critic+ Jerry Saltz isn’t a fan of the Munch auction. The pastel version of the painting everyone knows is estimated to bring in up to a record $200 million, that’s $10 to $20 million in commission to […]

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04.05.12 Marina Galperina

How do you get hundreds of people to show up to the opening of an art show you curated? Exhibit all submissions. Over 500 of them. In a 125 square foot space. This is the mob scene the other night at the Maurizio Cattelan founded Family Business gallery, next door to the Gagosian. The Itsa Small, […]

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