Writers with Pizzazz

Edward Goldman is an wryly irreverent, highly informed, wide-ranging critic and arts consultant; he has a lively weekly radio show called Art Talk that airs on KCRW, an FM station in Los Angeles. His commentary is always engaging. His latest essay, on Don Flavin and Richard Tuttle, is called “The Amazing Art of Nothing.” To read it or to hear the podcast, go to http://www.arttalk.kcrw.org.
Another critic I enjoy reading is Peter Schjeldahl, who reviews the Edward Hopper retrospective on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (www.mfa.org/hopper) in the current New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/artworld/2007/05/21/07052/craw-artworld-schjeldahl. )(In our July-August issue, Sheila Hollihan-Elliot takes a look at the many drawings that led to Hopper’s signature Office at Night.)

Other writers I look forward to reading: the radiant Stephen Holden, of The New York Times, who covers all the arts and is always rewarding; the iconoclastic Herbert Muschamp, also of The Times, who writes about architecture and culture and is sometimes disgruntled but always dazzling: brilliant, erudite, and funny; what more can you ask for? Who are some of your favorite writers on the arts?–Maureen Bloomfield

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