(…) in the catalogue of Art Spiegelmanâ€™s Co-Mix, the retrospective now at the Jewish Museum in New York, Robert Storr, who used to be a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, is quite cranky about curators who wonâ€™t embrace comics with sufficient enthusiasm, and predicts that “someday soon the citadels of culture will be forced to open their gates and let â€˜the barbariansâ€™ in.” I am fascinated by this insatiable hunger for institutional legitimization. If pop is so fabulous, why is there this desperate need for the museological seal of approval? Isnâ€™t it enough to be the king of your own realm? The grandiosity of the comic book artists knows no limits.
Other quotes from Jed Perl.