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Posted by Geoff Edgers  April 11, 2008 01:21 PM

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Christian Viveros-Fauné has returned in the form of an angry letter to the Brooklyn Rail that strangely refers to Tyler Green as "Greene" throughout and ends with the following:

"Oh, and by the way, up yours Greene."

I also get a mention, as Viveros-Fauné writes: "Geoff Edgers, another so-called art journalist from not exactly the center of the art world (Boston) with a lowly opinion of how things are done where they are actually done, emailed me the minute “Christiangate” broke to ask me, quite textually, to give other examples of art world folks who had possible conflicts of interest and to “name names” (his words)."

I did e-mail Viveros-Fauné asking him for comment. But I'm not sure I was looking to play gotcha. I figured, with all the references to Rimbaud and Pound and Kenneth Tynan being tossed around, that Viveros-Fauné could provide me with a few examples of other instances of critics doubling as artists or gallery managers, etc. As I've said repeatedly, I'm a reporter, not a critic, so I appreciate when other, smarter people can offer enlightenment.

I also just wanted to give the guy a chance to speak.

Edward Winkleman.
Earlier: Art Critic, Conflict.

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