Thursday, July 22, 2010

Donald Judd, 1984, complains....

"I plan to lambast art critics later, but want to say here that one reason art criticism is so bad and irrelevant is that it is extremely badly paid. Now and then someone sensible comes along, but it is soon gone, while permanently there are Barbara Rose and Hilton Kramer, two critics whose mediocrity I'm sufficiently sure of to mention. Art criticism could be a necessary and interesting activity; for this there must be professional critics with integrity. It takes at least a month to write a good article for an art magazine, for which, I think, the critic gets around five hundred dollars, which multiplies to $6,000 a year, $8,000 if they moonlight." -- Donald Judd

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