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Pioneering critic, on-site art historian, and art community activist of countless causes, Irving Sandler, now in his 90s, is above all the faithful, indefatigable 'griot' of the New York School in all its plural forms and the wisest, most generous elder of his diverse tribe. In this, the second installment of his memoirs, he bears witness to his era as no other writer of his moment and milieu is capable of doing; as if art, even that of the past, was always in the present tense." Robert Storr, Dean, Yale University School of Art

"Irving Sandler's second memoir should be required reading for every young artist and for anyone interested in contemporary art and its histories." Deborah Kass, Artist

"Over the past sixty-five years no one in New York has seen more shows, known more artists, or kept better notes of it all than Irving Sandler. His ubiquity complemented by his lucidity makes his writing nonpareil." Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation"

Swept Up by Art: An Art Critic in the Post-Avant-Garde Era