Jerry Saltz has some big ideas about how the painting "The Scream" by artist Edvard Munch (which recently sold at auction for $119.9 million) should be handled. It's bullshit time!:
Saltz feels that..."this is a painting that almost anyone already has in their mind, it's a kind of an icon" (but on the other hand says)..."It's the kind of painting that should be out of the market so it can be seen by everyone."
Saltz feels that..."A museum could not afford to purchase a work at this price." (but on the other hand says)..."I would say just find a way to sell it to a Norwegian museum"
Saltz feels that... Mitt Romney "may be the only American that can afford to buy a million dollar painting" (sigh) please Jerry, your killing me!!!
Saltz feels that..."Attaching this type of value is disgusting to me" (but on the other hand says) If he had 100 million "I think I would buy a building and give it to the art world." -Charlie Rose suggested giving the money to medical research.
[It should be pointed out that the seller of the Munch is using the cash generated from the sale to open a Museum in Oslo.]
Saltz has shown yet again that when placed in a position of improvisation, his scatterbrained, half-baked views fill the void...to the brim.