Peter Schjeldahl: Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light (with Jarrett Earnest)

Monday June 3: 7:00PM 8:00PM

Buy a copy of Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light or a $15 gift card in-store to attend. The event will take place in the Rare Book Room, on the 3rd floor of the Strand, accessible next door at 826 Broadway.

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.

Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light collects 100 writings—some long, some short—that taken together form a group portrait of many of the world’s most significant and interesting artists. From Pablo Picasso to Cindy Sherman, Old Masters to contemporary masters, paintings to comix, and saints to charlatans, Schjeldahl ranges widely through the diverse and confusing art world, an expert guide to a dazzling scene. No other writer enhances the reader’s experience of art in precise, jargon-free prose as Schjeldahl does. His reviews are more essay than criticism, and he offers engaging and informative accounts of artists and their work. For more than three decades, he has written about art with Emersonian openness and clarity. A fresh perspective, an unexpected connection, a lucid gloss on a big idea awaits the reader on every page of this big, absorbing, buzzing book.

Join us as Peter Schjeldahl shares his new book! Peter will be in conversation by author and art critic Jarrett Earnest.

Peter Schjeldahl has been the art critic for The New Yorker since 1988. Prior to that he wrote art criticism for 7 Days and The Village Voice. Among his many honors is the 2008 Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing. He lives in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert King)







Jarrett Earnest is the author of What It Means to Write About Art: Interviews with Art Critics (2018). A frequent lecturer on contemporary art, he lives in New York City.

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