The Easel

PETER SCHJELDAHL with Jarrett Earnest

A gem of an interview with Peter Schjeldahl, the longstanding head art critic at The New Yorker. Full of insights into art and art criticism. Two examples: “Three questions we might ask of a sculpture (a favoured medium) … What is that? Why is it there?” and When will it go away?” And “Looking at art is like, Here are the answers. What were the questions?”