His number one? Banksy's sculpture of stuffed animals sticking out of a grimy truck. Saltz was pleasantly surprised with the work's "pathos and humor," and recommended that the artist "stick with sculpture, dude." That's about as sugar-coated as it gets. Most of the pieces that left a favorable impression on Saltz are tempered with his reflection that they're suspicious copies of other artists' better efforts. Criticisms include "WTF!," "featherbrained," "bonehead," and "take your millions and f*ck off, turd." So, all in all, it's a pretty fun read.
Check out the full, scathing roundup over on New York magazine. Is he too harsh? Or is Banksy's ego long overdue for a trim? (NYmag)
More ways Banksy is making the news of late:
This FAKE Banksy Piece Sold For More Than The Real Thing
Banksy Threw An Art Party In NYC...But Nobody Came
Awkward! Two Banksy Pieces Were Accidentally Destroyed In Melbourne