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The New Yorker has reviewed Richard Prince’s retrospective at the Guggenheim, which comes to the Walker in March 2008. (For some reason, the review is dated Oct. 15 — three days from now.) In calling the show “seductive,” Peter Schjeldahl, the magazine’s art critic, says this: “If ‘quintessential artist in a generation’ were a job […]

The New Yorker has reviewed Richard Prince’s retrospective at the Guggenheim, which comes to the Walker in March 2008. (For some reason, the review is dated Oct. 15 — three days from now.) In calling the show “seductive,” Peter Schjeldahl, the magazine’s art critic, says this: “If ‘quintessential artist in a generation’ were a job opening, Prince … would be an inevitable hire.”

Doesn’t sound like much of an EOE policy to me. I’m wondering where Schjeldahl is placing these generational boundaries. You’d certainly be hard-pressed to find a more eclectic artist. The show spans photography, painting, sculpture, illustration, installation, text pieces, pop art, abstractions — all with several incarnations.

Inevitability notwithstanding, I can think of a few names at least deserving peeks at the phantom job listing. Any suggestions on others who should apply?

  • Andrews says:

    The New Yorker is a print magazine that also puts its material online from time to time. This piece is dated to coincide with the print publication. Thanks.