Adam Simon responds to “A Few Ideas about Art Criticism: Part 2

The Penny Black*



Love your latest. You really are the queen of curmudgeons. Btw, you misquoted me. I didn’t say I wouldn’t compare one Guston to another but that I wouldn’t be prone to rate them in terms of quality; good, bad, better.

Adam Simon


*The coveted 18th-century rarity, known as the Penny Black, was the world’s first postage stamp and represents the very dawn of social communication. Measuring less than 1 square inch, it originally cost a single penny in 1840, but could fetch in excess of $8 million at Sotheby’s Treasures sale on December 7.