Peter Schjeldahl  

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"The title of a Village Voice review, “Midnight Mass at the Elgin,” conveys pretty well the ambience of “El Topo's” odd current run, but its semi‐underground status is, after all, purely technical—for this is an obviously well‐financed, spectacularly professional color movie. Beyond that, it is simply a monumental work of filmic art. A vastly complex, genuinely profound comic allegory—a sort of bloody Latin‐American “Peer Gynt”—“El Topo” was written, directed, co‐produced and starred in by Jodorowsky, a veteran avant garde theater man whose protean talent includes a knack for extravagant scenic and special effects and a flair, at once zany and nervously elegant, for a kind of commedia dell'arte handling of actors."--Peter Schjeldahl, June 6, 1971, the New York Times

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Peter Charles Schjeldahl (1942 - 2022) was an American art critic, poet, and educator. He was noted for being the head art critic at The New Yorker, having earlier written for The Village Voice, ARTnews, and The New York Times.

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A Contract with God, Ada Calhoun, Alan Bernheimer, Alfred Jensen, Amedeo Modigliani, Andreas Gursky, Andrew Wyeth, Art critic, Art in America, Avant-Garde (magazine), Bad Moon Rising: An Anthology of Political Forebodings, Barbara Rose, Ben Davis (art critic), Black Square (painting), Brice Marden, Charles E. Burchfield, Chris Burden, Christina Quarles, Cindy Sherman, Clark Art Institute, Color field, Dance in the City, David Cohen (art critic), David Hammons, Dennis Cooper, Detroit Institute of Arts, Diamonds Are Forever (film), Diane Arbus, Diego Rivera, El Topo, First Lady Michelle Obama (painting), Frank Owen (artist), Frank Stella, Frans Hals, George Schneeman, Gerhard Richter, Gilmore Schjeldahl, Henry Geldzahler, Hunter's Room, Hyperallergic, James Rosenquist, Jeff Koons, Joan Mitchell, John Seery, Jonathan Lopez (writer), Kathy Butterly, László Moholy-Nagy, Leo Castelli, Louis Lozowick, Luc Tuymans, Lyrical abstraction, Marian Goodman, Marianne Vitale, Martha Diamond, Maureen Gallace, Maurice Utrillo, National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, Northfield, Minnesota, Norwegian Dakotan, Parkett, Payday (1972 film), Peter Barbey, Peter Cain (artist), Philip Trager, Prisoners from the Front, Red Grooms, Richard Prince, Robert Bechtle, Robert Gober, Rosalind E. Krauss, Schjeldahl, Shepard Fairey, Steve Benson (poet), Susan Rothenberg, The Village Voice, Thomas Kovachevich, Thomas Nozkowski, Timeline of art, Tom Weigel, Tschabalala Self, United Graffiti Artists, Wade Guyton

Peter Schjeldahl in the Neerlandosphere at time of death

Found in a Google Books search of "Peter Schjeldahl" + "kunstcriticus", three texts by Joost Zwagerman:

"Peter Schjeldahl, kunstcriticus van de New Yorker, durft dat wel. In 2000 schreef Schjeldahl bewonderend over Richters serie 18 oktober 1977 (1988). Dat werk bestaat uit een in grijstinten gehulde verzameling schilderijen over de dood en begrafenis van extreem-linkse terroristen van de RAF in de Stammheim-gevangenis in Duitsland."--Kennis is geluk: nieuwe omzwervingen in de kunst (2012) by Joost Zwagerman
"In 2004 noemde de kunstcriticus van The New Yorker Peter Schjeldahl De Kooning 'the best pure painter of the twentieth century'. En: 'Niemand sinds Rubens heeft met zoveel talent de visuele muziek en de overweldigende sensualiteit van ..."--Transito (2009) by Joost Zwagerman
”Toen hij de kunstcriticus in het oog kreeg, knikte Polke vriendelijk en stapte hij met uitgestoken hand op hem af. ... Peter Schjeldahl zag in die maffe act, en in het bijzonder die rondedans, Polkes oeuvre weerspiegeld."--De stilte van het licht: schoonheid en onbehagen in de kunst (2015) by Joost Zwagerman

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