Author(s): Dave Hickey
Deploying the artworks of Warhol, Raphael, Caravaggio, and Mapplethorpe and the writings of Ruskin, Shakespeare, and Foucault, this book takes on museum culture, arid academicism, sclerotic politics, and more.
"What art might mean and how it is discussed in a country formed by life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is his big, compelling question. But he doesn't go at it from afar, from the distant vantage point of theory. Like the best American critics, Hickey sneaks up on the question quick and close." - Sarah Vowell, Salon"
Dave Hickey is professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A former executive editor of Art in America, he has also served as a contributing editor for the Village Voice and as the arts editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.