Pedro Vélez

  • diary October 01, 2012

    Just Another Day

    “THANK YOU FOR OBAMA and thank you for this fair! From now on art people should flock to Chicago instead of Basel Miami. No one likes Miami anyway.” An effusive Jerry Saltz was happy to give his appraisal during the lively vernissage for the first edition of Tony Karman’s Expo Chicago, which took place in the notorious lakefront tourist trap of Navy Pier. Saltz proceeded to hug and praise fellow critic and artist Robin Dluzen, a former student of his at the Art Institute. “Jerry used to say that I make art like a man,” Dluzen confided while the critic moved swiftly along the wide aisles of the