Jerry Saltz approves of William Powhida’s latest cariciature of the art world on view at Pulse last week:
As mean as some find Powhida’s pencil, I think it’s necessary institutional critique. Some New York museum should immediately commission him to make a huge drawing of the art world as it is today. Fifteen feet tall, twenty feet wide. Pay him whatever he charges, and give him a one-year deadline. Then show the thing, and give it a museum gallery to itself. Crowds would come, laugh, tremble, cringe, sneer, feel Schadenfreude, and glean how tangy and strong the power of art can still be.
Until some curator is brave enough do that, we have Art Basel Miami Beach Hooverville, and you can take a good close look at it below.