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Jerry Saltz On Our Kim Cover: "Kim and Kanye Are The Best Image Manipulators Since Warhol"

by Gary Pini

Yes, but is it art? Last week's FRIEZE frenzy on Randall's Island featured contemporary works in every genre. However, it was Saturday's Q&A with New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz that really got our attention when somebody asked what he thought of PAPER's Kim Kardashian cover. His reply:

"Few people have ever existed on earth, pace Andy Warhol, who have manipulated the ephemeral essence known as image better than Kim Kardashian and Kanye. I don't care if you like their work, I would say that Kanye is an artist and Kim is this completely self-invented person who might have invented the selfie."

[h/t artnet]

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