Sunday, November 9, 2008

Worth Repeating: Peter Schjeldahl on Criticism and Friendship, or Lack Thereof

"You're not going to get a good art critic in St. Louis. To be a good critic, you have to be able to make a new enemy every week and never run out of people to be your friend. In this country that's LA and New York. Otherwise you're going to be moving a lot."

-- New Yorker scribe Peter Schjeldahl, quoted in Sarah Thornton's Seven Days in the Art World, a not-so-bad-book currently on my reading roster

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