Michael Fried is an Ivy League educated art critic and historian. He is concerned with the origins and trajectory of Modernism. Antitheatrical theorist.
"There's very little patience today for the kind of art I was talking about. I feel that most people aren't interested in art at all, in a demanding sense. I don't care whether it's painting or poetry or music or film. The idea of caring whether something is good, for how it works, the kind of involvement that art characteristically demands and rewards, has really gone out. For me that's a loss."
- Michael Fried
ARTICLES FEATURING MICHAEL
The Point of the Pyramid: Michael Fried’s “Flaubert’s ‘Gueuloir”
IN MARCH 1857, in between his acquittal for “offenses to public and religious morality and to good morals” and the emergence ...
Outside the Law: Michael Fried's "Four Honest Outlaws"
IN THE FIRST INSTALLMENT of his new gig at The New York Times back in July, Geoff Dyer had some fun ...