Art editors and critics – people like me – have become a courtier class.
I hate all that woozy political and psychotherapeutic crap applied to books and art.
Martha Stewart contributes more to our civility than the Baptist church.
If I go to London, everyone wants to talk about Damien Hirst. I’m just not interested in him. Never have been.
It used to be that if you stood in front of a painting you didn’t understand, you’d have some obligation to guess. Now you don’t.
I’m retiring because my time is up.
Where do you learn how to act? Not at church. America is a lot more like pagan Rome than we think. We still sacrifice to objects to gain our social goals.
My mother was an economics professor. I’m proficient in math, and statistics, game theory, symbolic logic and all of that.