In this series of essays, Roger Kimball, managing editor of the New Criterion and an art critic for the London Spectator, examines the current art scene with a scathing intelligence and a crystalline eloquence of writing style. Particularly amusing are his dissections of art-show catalogspeak.More
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Best art criticism writing on Audible.
Yes I would. Listening to this whilst driving or walking was an absolute pleasure.
I loved the scope of artists that Kimball discusses. While he is highly critical of conceptual artists, he evokes the beauty and vitality of various impressionists, grand masters and several contemporary artists with mastery. This book is worth reading, especially if you are easily bored with dry "history of art" or are disillusioned with rambling "art speak".
The narrator brings the authors wit and sarcasm to life, however I would have preferred an English accent. This is good because American narrators tend to annoy me because they tend to suck the life out of a piece.
I loved how Kimball bagged out the Whitney Biennale - spot on! But also loved that I was introduced to wonderful new artists like Odd Nerdrum.
If you like the art criticism of Robert Hughes, this book is the closed thing you'll find on Audible, as the site really lacks a decent collection of audiobooks on art criticism.