Fascinating

by Art Fag City on April 12, 2010 · 76 comments Events

POST BY PADDY JOHNSON
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Screengrab taken Sunday April 11, 2010

In your face Margaret Mason.

  • http://www.zacharyadamcohen.com/ Zachary Adam Cohen

    haha, i saw this last week and immediately thought, Oh Jerry, what have you done!!

    for the record..greek yogurt, with crushed walnuts and french berries with a dollop of raw honey from some rooftop in BK.

    funn that neither of them can cook. Most writers I know are excellent cooks, being the homebodies that we generally are.

  • http://www.zacharyadamcohen.com/ Zachary Adam Cohen

    haha, i saw this last week and immediately thought, Oh Jerry, what have you done!!

    for the record..greek yogurt, with crushed walnuts and french berries with a dollop of raw honey from some rooftop in BK.

    funn that neither of them can cook. Most writers I know are excellent cooks, being the homebodies that we generally are.

  • http://www.unutterable.org Giovanni

    He’s a tricky one – if you notice, he never tells us what he eats for breakfast, only what he doesn’t.

    (And I’ll take this post over the one in which he asked about masturbation.)

  • http://www.unutterable.org Giovanni

    He’s a tricky one – if you notice, he never tells us what he eats for breakfast, only what he doesn’t.

    (And I’ll take this post over the one in which he asked about masturbation.)

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Art Fag City

    Wow. I missed the masturbation post.

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Art Fag City

    Wow. I missed the masturbation post.

  • http://www.unutterable.org Giovanni

    It was a while ago – I forget the specifics, but in a conversation about something else he popped the question. And, just like the breakfast post, he didn’t give any personal details (thankfully).

  • http://www.unutterable.org Giovanni

    It was a while ago – I forget the specifics, but in a conversation about something else he popped the question. And, just like the breakfast post, he didn’t give any personal details (thankfully).

  • http://www.unutterable.org Giovanni

    It was a while ago – I forget the specifics, but in a conversation about something else he popped the question. And, just like the breakfast post, he didn’t give any personal details (thankfully).

  • http://www.unutterable.org Giovanni

    It was a while ago – I forget the specifics, but in a conversation about something else he popped the question. And, just like the breakfast post, he didn’t give any personal details (thankfully).

  • http://markbilly.net Mark Billy

    Maybe he was high or something.

  • http://markbilly.net Mark Billy

    Maybe he was high or something.

  • http://markbilly.net Mark Billy

    Maybe he was high or something.

  • Jerry Saltz

    Giovanni;
    I did say what I have for breakfast: Nothing. I have three coffees every morning. With milk and Splenda(I said that too).
    (Also this question followed a long long thread on Proust and how memory is triggered).
    I do not remember ever asking a question about masturbation.
    Jerry Saltz

  • Jerry Saltz

    Giovanni;
    I did say what I have for breakfast: Nothing. I have three coffees every morning. With milk and Splenda(I said that too).
    (Also this question followed a long long thread on Proust and how memory is triggered).
    I do not remember ever asking a question about masturbation.
    Jerry Saltz

  • http://www.unutterable.org Giovanni

    Jerry, I seem to remember it was in one of your posts about Tracey Emin. Unfortunately I find Facebook impossible to search through.

  • http://www.unutterable.org Giovanni

    Jerry, I seem to remember it was in one of your posts about Tracey Emin. Unfortunately I find Facebook impossible to search through.

  • http://www.unutterable.org Giovanni

    Jerry, I seem to remember it was in one of your posts about Tracey Emin. Unfortunately I find Facebook impossible to search through.

  • iuchocoa

    Breakfast?
    -strictly consensus—that a boy Jerry.
    Why look at art and describe that phenomena when you can write about yourself; that is–look at art–write about yourself-looking at art. First check the wind for a consensus to make sure you are part of that consensus and then
    only then, write about yourself-already looking at art. Or better yet just tell us what you already know.
    You don’t know what you don’t know, but I know because I am Jerry saltz on Facebook.
    Or even better-tell other professionals how to do there job-because you know better!

  • iuchocoa

    Breakfast?
    -strictly consensus—that a boy Jerry.
    Why look at art and describe that phenomena when you can write about yourself; that is–look at art–write about yourself-looking at art. First check the wind for a consensus to make sure you are part of that consensus and then
    only then, write about yourself-already looking at art. Or better yet just tell us what you already know.
    You don’t know what you don’t know, but I know because I am Jerry saltz on Facebook.
    Or even better-tell other professionals how to do there job-because you know better!

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Art Fag City

    I know some people have problems with this, but I think it’s fair to survey the art world and then come up with your own response. Bloggers do this all the time.

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Art Fag City

    I know some people have problems with this, but I think it’s fair to survey the art world and then come up with your own response. Bloggers do this all the time.

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Art Fag City

    I know some people have problems with this, but I think it’s fair to survey the art world and then come up with your own response. Bloggers do this all the time.

  • iuchocoa

    survey and consensus are two entirely different actions.

    Survey is research and consensus is political.

  • iuchocoa

    survey and consensus are two entirely different actions.

    Survey is research and consensus is political.

  • http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com Sharon

    I have whole wheat toast and butter, with salt and pepper, for breakfast. I like fruit, too. An apple or a plum. Two cups of coffee with warm 2% milk. One cup before I walk the dogs, the other after. Both are half decaf, half regular, made in an expresso machine.

  • http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com Sharon

    I have whole wheat toast and butter, with salt and pepper, for breakfast. I like fruit, too. An apple or a plum. Two cups of coffee with warm 2% milk. One cup before I walk the dogs, the other after. Both are half decaf, half regular, made in an expresso machine.

  • Howard Halle

    This may not be entirely relevant, but I really like the song “Superfast Jellyfish” on the Gorillaz’s “Plastic Beach” album. It’s about breakfast.

  • Howard Halle

    This may not be entirely relevant, but I really like the song “Superfast Jellyfish” on the Gorillaz’s “Plastic Beach” album. It’s about breakfast.

  • Howard Halle

    This may not be entirely relevant, but I really like the song “Superfast Jellyfish” on the Gorillaz’s “Plastic Beach” album. It’s about breakfast.

  • Howard Halle

    This may not be entirely relevant, but I really like the song “Superfast Jellyfish” on the Gorillaz’s “Plastic Beach” album. It’s about breakfast.

  • Lori Ellison

    I thought he might have done his last two posts to weed out the tedious – or too sycophantic.

  • http://CabinetofCabarets Lori Ellison

    I thought he might have done his last two posts to weed out the tedious – or too sycophantic.

  • Jerry Saltz

    iuchocoa,
    Thank you for your mean comment about me not writing what I actually think.
    I promise to pay you $50.00 if you sign your own name here.
    Really.
    Or to put it in your words, “Why look at art and describe that phenomena when you can write about yourself… or better yet, tell other professionals how to do there job-because you know better!”
    Really. I promise. You sign your own name; include your home address & I’ll write you a check right now and put it in the mail.
    $50.00 may not be a lot of money to you but it isn’t small change to me.
    Thank you,
    Jerry Saltz
    PS. After this I don’t think I should respond to unsigned comments. I don’t mind them at all. They’re fun. It’s just that the unsigned person is often either the same person writing under different names; an artist, critic, curator, etc. who feels dissed by me; ignored by me. Etc. etc…
    Thank you. JS

  • Jerry Saltz

    iuchocoa,
    Thank you for your mean comment about me not writing what I actually think.
    I promise to pay you $50.00 if you sign your own name here.
    Really.
    Or to put it in your words, “Why look at art and describe that phenomena when you can write about yourself… or better yet, tell other professionals how to do there job-because you know better!”
    Really. I promise. You sign your own name; include your home address & I’ll write you a check right now and put it in the mail.
    $50.00 may not be a lot of money to you but it isn’t small change to me.
    Thank you,
    Jerry Saltz
    PS. After this I don’t think I should respond to unsigned comments. I don’t mind them at all. They’re fun. It’s just that the unsigned person is often either the same person writing under different names; an artist, critic, curator, etc. who feels dissed by me; ignored by me. Etc. etc…
    Thank you. JS

  • Jerry Saltz

    iuchocoa,
    Thank you for your mean comment about me not writing what I actually think.
    I promise to pay you $50.00 if you sign your own name here.
    Really.
    Or to put it in your words, “Why look at art and describe that phenomena when you can write about yourself… or better yet, tell other professionals how to do there job-because you know better!”
    Really. I promise. You sign your own name; include your home address & I’ll write you a check right now and put it in the mail.
    $50.00 may not be a lot of money to you but it isn’t small change to me.
    Thank you,
    Jerry Saltz
    PS. After this I don’t think I should respond to unsigned comments. I don’t mind them at all. They’re fun. It’s just that the unsigned person is often either the same person writing under different names; an artist, critic, curator, etc. who feels dissed by me; ignored by me. Etc. etc…
    Thank you. JS

  • Jerry Saltz

    iuchocoa,
    Thank you for your mean comment about me not writing what I actually think.
    I promise to pay you $50.00 if you sign your own name here.
    Really.
    Or to put it in your words, “Why look at art and describe that phenomena when you can write about yourself… or better yet, tell other professionals how to do there job-because you know better!”
    Really. I promise. You sign your own name; include your home address & I’ll write you a check right now and put it in the mail.
    $50.00 may not be a lot of money to you but it isn’t small change to me.
    Thank you,
    Jerry Saltz
    PS. After this I don’t think I should respond to unsigned comments. I don’t mind them at all. They’re fun. It’s just that the unsigned person is often either the same person writing under different names; an artist, critic, curator, etc. who feels dissed by me; ignored by me. Etc. etc…
    Thank you. JS

  • http://nu4ya.posterous.com K.I.A.

    fascimanating.

    time to go play my saximaphone.

  • http://nu4ya.posterous.com K.I.A.

    fascimanating.

    time to go play my saximaphone.

  • Mitchell Wright

    Hey Jerry, I could use 50 bucks. I realize I am just reposting another persons post, so maybe that’s worth 25 bucks? It would really be appreciated.

    Mitchell Wright
    I’d prefer to email you my address though, if that’s okay.

    Breakfast?
    -strictly consensus—that a boy Jerry.
    Why look at art and describe that phenomena when you can write about yourself; that is–look at art–write about yourself-looking at art. First check the wind for a consensus to make sure you are part of that consensus and then
    only then, write about yourself-already looking at art. Or better yet just tell us what you already know.
    You don’t know what you don’t know, but I know because I am Jerry saltz on Facebook.
    Or even better-tell other professionals how to do there job-because you know better

  • Mitchell Wright

    Hey Jerry, I could use 50 bucks. I realize I am just reposting another persons post, so maybe that’s worth 25 bucks? It would really be appreciated.

    Mitchell Wright
    I’d prefer to email you my address though, if that’s okay.

    Breakfast?
    -strictly consensus—that a boy Jerry.
    Why look at art and describe that phenomena when you can write about yourself; that is–look at art–write about yourself-looking at art. First check the wind for a consensus to make sure you are part of that consensus and then
    only then, write about yourself-already looking at art. Or better yet just tell us what you already know.
    You don’t know what you don’t know, but I know because I am Jerry saltz on Facebook.
    Or even better-tell other professionals how to do there job-because you know better

  • Mitchell Wright

    Hey Jerry, I could use 50 bucks. I realize I am just reposting another persons post, so maybe that’s worth 25 bucks? It would really be appreciated.

    Mitchell Wright
    I’d prefer to email you my address though, if that’s okay.

    Breakfast?
    -strictly consensus—that a boy Jerry.
    Why look at art and describe that phenomena when you can write about yourself; that is–look at art–write about yourself-looking at art. First check the wind for a consensus to make sure you are part of that consensus and then
    only then, write about yourself-already looking at art. Or better yet just tell us what you already know.
    You don’t know what you don’t know, but I know because I am Jerry saltz on Facebook.
    Or even better-tell other professionals how to do there job-because you know better

  • Mitchell Wright

    Hey Jerry, I could use 50 bucks. I realize I am just reposting another persons post, so maybe that’s worth 25 bucks? It would really be appreciated.

    Mitchell Wright
    I’d prefer to email you my address though, if that’s okay.

    Breakfast?
    -strictly consensus—that a boy Jerry.
    Why look at art and describe that phenomena when you can write about yourself; that is–look at art–write about yourself-looking at art. First check the wind for a consensus to make sure you are part of that consensus and then
    only then, write about yourself-already looking at art. Or better yet just tell us what you already know.
    You don’t know what you don’t know, but I know because I am Jerry saltz on Facebook.
    Or even better-tell other professionals how to do there job-because you know better

  • iuchocoa

    50.00$
    Abject gratuity-
    that’s a further prolific quality of Brand Name Jerry.
    If you wrote anonymously no one would bother to read, consider or respond to your talking points/suggestions— I guess you don’t like an even playing field.
    Some times truth is embarrassing and hurts—especially for people who are confronted with being involved in a racket.

  • iuchocoa

    50.00$
    Abject gratuity-
    that’s a further prolific quality of Brand Name Jerry.
    If you wrote anonymously no one would bother to read, consider or respond to your talking points/suggestions— I guess you don’t like an even playing field.
    Some times truth is embarrassing and hurts—especially for people who are confronted with being involved in a racket.

  • iuchocoa

    50.00$
    Abject gratuity-
    that’s a further prolific quality of Brand Name Jerry.
    If you wrote anonymously no one would bother to read, consider or respond to your talking points/suggestions— I guess you don’t like an even playing field.
    Some times truth is embarrassing and hurts—especially for people who are confronted with being involved in a racket.

  • iuchocoa

    50.00$
    Abject gratuity-
    that’s a further prolific quality of Brand Name Jerry.
    If you wrote anonymously no one would bother to read, consider or respond to your talking points/suggestions— I guess you don’t like an even playing field.
    Some times truth is embarrassing and hurts—especially for people who are confronted with being involved in a racket.

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Art Fag City

    @Jerry I don’t think it’s necessary to defend your breakfast facebook status with the conversation that preceded it on Proust and memory. You asked people what you they liked for breakfast, and that’s fine. People do this sort of thing all the time on the site, but let’s not pretend it’s copacetic with one of the cardinal rules of the internet: thou shall not talk about what they eat as though any one cares.

    What’s crazy about this status update is that even breaking this rule, you’ve got 300 comments. Written by anyone else, this would be a mildly idiosyncratic, but banal update, that would received one or two comments maximum.

    Your facebook experience is not typical. You have a lot of fans, and a really tight knit and active comment community. Seeing as how this is the case, this is my challenge to you: Write a facebook status so tedious you receive ten or fewer comments. You can write that you’re doing it as part of the AFC challenge, but not on the status update itself. If you win, I will make you a custom AFC animated gif, celebrating your facebook victory. If you lose you have to donate 20 facebook friends to AFC!

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Art Fag City

    @Jerry I don’t think it’s necessary to defend your breakfast facebook status with the conversation that preceded it on Proust and memory. You asked people what you they liked for breakfast, and that’s fine. People do this sort of thing all the time on the site, but let’s not pretend it’s copacetic with one of the cardinal rules of the internet: thou shall not talk about what they eat as though any one cares.

    What’s crazy about this status update is that even breaking this rule, you’ve got 300 comments. Written by anyone else, this would be a mildly idiosyncratic, but banal update, that would received one or two comments maximum.

    Your facebook experience is not typical. You have a lot of fans, and a really tight knit and active comment community. Seeing as how this is the case, this is my challenge to you: Write a facebook status so tedious you receive ten or fewer comments. You can write that you’re doing it as part of the AFC challenge, but not on the status update itself. If you win, I will make you a custom AFC animated gif, celebrating your facebook victory. If you lose you have to donate 20 facebook friends to AFC!

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Art Fag City

    @iuchocoa Please limit your comments to the subject of the post. Also, @everyone no more comments about the $50 outing offer. This isn’t the Jerry Saltz shooting range.

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Art Fag City

    @iuchocoa Please limit your comments to the subject of the post. Also, @everyone no more comments about the $50 outing offer. This isn’t the Jerry Saltz shooting range.

  • http://www.artfagcity.com Art Fag City

    @iuchocoa Please limit your comments to the subject of the post. Also, @everyone no more comments about the $50 outing offer. This isn’t the Jerry Saltz shooting range.

  • Jerry Saltz

    Paddy.
    Hah!
    I have written many posts that generate very few comments.
    BTW, please feel free to post a question on my Wall anytime. Or if you would like, send me a message and I will post it in your name.
    Thank you,
    Jerry Saltz

    PS. Do you like the MArlene Dumas show? Why? Why not? Or maybe you don’t care one way or the other.
    What do you have for breakfest?

  • Jerry Saltz

    Paddy.
    Hah!
    I have written many posts that generate very few comments.
    BTW, please feel free to post a question on my Wall anytime. Or if you would like, send me a message and I will post it in your name.
    Thank you,
    Jerry Saltz

    PS. Do you like the MArlene Dumas show? Why? Why not? Or maybe you don’t care one way or the other.
    What do you have for breakfest?

  • Jerry Saltz

    Paddy.
    Hah!
    I have written many posts that generate very few comments.
    BTW, please feel free to post a question on my Wall anytime. Or if you would like, send me a message and I will post it in your name.
    Thank you,
    Jerry Saltz

    PS. Do you like the MArlene Dumas show? Why? Why not? Or maybe you don’t care one way or the other.
    What do you have for breakfest?

  • http://www.judithannbraun.com Judith Braun

    It’s natural some people gravitate to the top of the pack, and others gather round that energy to give and get validation, but it is also natural that this causes irritation over time. People start looking for chinks and chips appear on shoulders. Who can survive it?

  • http://www.judithannbraun.com Judith Braun

    It’s natural some people gravitate to the top of the pack, and others gather round that energy to give and get validation, but it is also natural that this causes irritation over time. People start looking for chinks and chips appear on shoulders. Who can survive it?

  • http://hragv.com Hrag

    This string was fun to read. Btw, I only drink coffee for breakfast during the week (with skim milk, no sweeteners unless it’s ice coffee).

  • http://hragv.com Hrag

    This string was fun to read. Btw, I only drink coffee for breakfast during the week (with skim milk, no sweeteners unless it’s ice coffee).

  • http://hragv.com Hrag

    This string was fun to read. Btw, I only drink coffee for breakfast during the week (with skim milk, no sweeteners unless it’s ice coffee).

  • http://hragv.com Hrag

    This string was fun to read. Btw, I only drink coffee for breakfast during the week (with skim milk, no sweeteners unless it’s ice coffee).

  • E

    Wow – who knew what would happen when Jerry mentions his breakfast habits.

  • E

    Wow – who knew what would happen when Jerry mentions his breakfast habits.

  • E

    Wow – who knew what would happen when Jerry mentions his breakfast habits.

  • E

    Wow – who knew what would happen when Jerry mentions his breakfast habits.

  • Anne

    Hi Jerry,
    Most artists eat rejection for breakfast.

  • Anne

    Hi Jerry,
    Most artists eat rejection for breakfast.

  • Anne

    Hi Jerry,
    Most artists eat rejection for breakfast.

  • Anne

    Hi Jerry,
    Most artists eat rejection for breakfast.

  • TM

    The part i find unbelievable is that Mr. Saltz claims to not know how to make coffee! Really? I’m incredulous. Cooking i get, but making coffee is just fitting some parts together and adding grounds and water. I’ve also heard that coffee gets nasty if you leave it too long before drinking, ie: buying it at night and re-heating in the morning. Gadzooks!

  • TM

    The part i find unbelievable is that Mr. Saltz claims to not know how to make coffee! Really? I’m incredulous. Cooking i get, but making coffee is just fitting some parts together and adding grounds and water. I’ve also heard that coffee gets nasty if you leave it too long before drinking, ie: buying it at night and re-heating in the morning. Gadzooks!

  • TM

    The part i find unbelievable is that Mr. Saltz claims to not know how to make coffee! Really? I’m incredulous. Cooking i get, but making coffee is just fitting some parts together and adding grounds and water. I’ve also heard that coffee gets nasty if you leave it too long before drinking, ie: buying it at night and re-heating in the morning. Gadzooks!

  • TM

    The part i find unbelievable is that Mr. Saltz claims to not know how to make coffee! Really? I’m incredulous. Cooking i get, but making coffee is just fitting some parts together and adding grounds and water. I’ve also heard that coffee gets nasty if you leave it too long before drinking, ie: buying it at night and re-heating in the morning. Gadzooks!

  • Sharon

    OK, to be perfectly honest, I eat small curd cottage cheese on my toast, not butter as previously reported.

  • Sharon

    OK, to be perfectly honest, I eat small curd cottage cheese on my toast, not butter as previously reported.

  • http://www.twocoatsofpaint Sharon

    OK, to be perfectly honest, I eat small curd cottage cheese on my toast, not butter as previously reported.

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