The Four Pins Guide To Becoming An Art Expert

Art and fashion are as interchangeable as beef and horse meat. If you’re reading this site, you probably have the fashion game on lock, but there has never been a better time to become a certified Art Expert.

What’s in it for you? Uh, how about a rosé-dark sea of open-bar parties? Mad chicks, bro? The luxury of putting out a post-irony ironic mixtape of literally the worst music ever that’s met with a sea of responses like, “YES PLEASE”? And, at this point, it’s probably easier than becoming a menswear guru because, while there is an army of cads online and off to dissect why trad is the old plaid is the new rad, no one has any fucking idea what to do with, like, a blonde wigged-naked doll whose legs have been re-purposed into a nutcracker. That was actually a real thing.

Also, art is hilarious. Like seriously, an artist is going to have The National perform the same song for six hours at PS1 in May. That's the kind of shit we’re dealing with here, people. My credentials, you ask? If presented with two objects, one of which being a painting, I can tell you which one is a painting. Think that doesn’t sound like enough? Then read on!

Images courtesy of Flickr

Rachel Seville is a writer living in New York who believes in miracles. Read her blog, Pizza Rulez, here and follow her on Twitter here.


  • Angelo

    A+ lede

  • Guest

    Look, I like most of your work but this is top-notch.

    • Rachel Seville

      Dad, I told you to stop commenting here!

  • Carbonara Dreams

    Jerry Saltz is irrelevant and “contemporary art criticism” is the biggest oxymoron, get your facts straight

    • Rachel Seville

      Um…so…you may have missed the entire point of this slideshow.

  • Willie Jeffery Hunn

    This is pure genius.

  • Guest1

    ooo nice edgy and quazi-comedic article! Next do one about how easy it is to sub-par opinion pieces for random fashion/lifestyle websites. Step 1) Be controversial. Step 2) You don’t need to work hard, just be vaguely interesting with a funny twist. Besides, writing something new and informative about the art industry to too cliche and beneath you. Step 3) Write with an “uninterested” attitude, as though your line of work is much harder to do than of any art expert/critic

    • Rachel Seville


  • Sjoerd

    Rachel, Are you hot?