DAVE HICKEY is a writer currently living in Santa Fe, NM. His many books of criticism include Air Guitar (1997) and the recent Pirates and Farmers (2013). His forthcoming collection 25 Women: Essays on the Work of Women Artists will be published later this year by the University of Chicago Press.
THEORY AND CRITIQUE:
By Dave Hickey
The Raw and the Cooked
Recently, a lot of people have been whining on about me being anti-academic. Not so. In fact, I am an academic. I read difficult books in difficult languages, I write difficult essays about difficult art. I taught school from age 50 to 70. So I am an academic by any definition. My problem is that I belong to the academic species but not to the art tribe of academics.
Dolly Partons SongsBy Dave Hickey
After a stint as director of Reese Palley Gallery and editor of Art in America in early 70s New York City, Dave Hickey moved to Nashville to write songs and music criticism.