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Austin’s Art Meltdown – Charlie Sheen Edition

Lately, there have been two sorts of meltdowns making the news on a daily basis. The tsunami stricken Fukushima nuclear plant provided a sad, gripping serial for the rest of the world to helplessly witness. On American shores, the citizenry got wrapped up in an altogether different meltdown: Charlie Sheen’s dip into a facade of all too publicized insanity. I never took a minute to familiarize myself with the endless quotes and posted links and clips all over the internet until now, when recent events in Austin’s art scene compelled me to write this long postponed article. If you haven’t been paying attention, here’s a timeline of the implosion on the scale of Sheen’s debacle happening in your backyard.
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The Village Voice’s Jerry Saltz Brings Down the ArtHouse

ARTISTS ARE POOR, BUT WITH STYLE

June 12, 2004 – “You artists”, the critic panned the crowd and immediately identified his core audience, “are weird.” And with that, Village Voice critic Jerry Saltz led the packed house at the Arthouse on an hour and a half lecture on taste, art, and the life of a critic, entitled, ‘The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly’.

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