Jack Goldstein's recollections of the art world of the 1980s, along with many who knew him, is a sobering book. --Arthur Danto, The Nation, May 17, 2004
An essential contribution, packed with revealing disclosures, the book is biting, controversial, contradictory, hilarious, and riveting. --Mariah Corrigan, College Art Association Online Reviews, August 2, 2004
I am certain that Jack Goldstein and the CalArts Mafia is a first-rate contribution to the history of contemporary art. --David Carrier, artUS, June-August, 2004
About the Author
For over twenty years, Richard Hertz was in charge of the graduate programs at Art Center College of Design; prior to that, he taught for six years at Caltech and five years at CalArts. His other books include The Beat and the Buzz: Inside the L.A. Art World, Theories of Contemporary Art, Ozuma in L.A., Desiring Machines, and Zeitmasse.