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New York Art Critic Offers Money, Sex for Fake Painting
by Lisa Derrick
November 29, 1011
New York Magazine’s art critic Jerry Saltz loves Gerhard Richter’s paintings. A lot. So much so that on his Facebook page, the three-time Pulitzer nominee offered either $1,000 or a sex act (plus the cost of materials) to any artist who
can make me a Richter that looks EXACTLY like an abstract Richter – more or less indistinguishable from the real thing. (You can sign your own name on the back of the damn thing; I just love these and want one.)…Offer: $1000.00 plus materials. I’d like a biggish one.
After several hundred comments and offers responding to his Facebook posting, Saltz further clarified his immodest proposal:
1. We agree that you will make me a Richter. 2. We agree on size and cost. 3. You make it. 4. A curator from a MAJOR NY Museum inspects it. 5. IF he/she cannot distinguish it (more or less) from real thing, then I
A. I pay you the amount of money we agreed on previously.
B. You get a bj or female equivalent.
Saltz, a judge on the Bravo television program Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, is married to New York Times senior art critic Roberta Smith, and has a reputation for being — as behooves a critic — outspoken, irreverent and pranksterish. He relishes discourse and uses his Facebook page as a forum for discussion, bantering and repartee. (more…)