New York Magazine's Art Critic Jerry Saltz Is Killing It At Instagram

February 6, 2015 11:04 PM

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New York Magazine's Art Critic Jerry Saltz maintains a pretty fantastic instagram account. With over 900 posts, 87,000 followers, and a committed audience of likers and commenters, Saltz has generated something of a house style for punny-and-irreverent instagramming. He defies any real sense of instagram decorum (if there in fact ever was one) and draws attention to instagram's slanted censorship practices: how "pictures of a cow sniffing a man's ass get deleted and a 17th-century French painting axed because it had a wisp of dark public hair is beyond me." Saltz references major art world players and tags photos with absurd hashtags, sprinkling expletives liberally throughout (fucking is a favorite).

As a one-time intern at New York Magazine and a forever-fan of Saltz's wry wit and unapologetically eccentric writing style, I am claiming partial-expert status on the subject that is his instagram activity. Some may look to Saltz's 'grams as emblems of the shifting landscape of arts criticism or as...

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