Top Ten 2011
THE YEAR IN ART
by Jerry Saltz
1. The Clock, Christian Marclay
Imagine Darren Aronofsky onstage at the Academy Awards next February, announcing, “And the winner for Best Picture is . . . Christian Marclay
’s The Clock
.” Movie stars would be dumbstruck; the art world would cheer. Marclay’s film, painstakingly assembled out of time-specific clips from classic movies, was a 24-hour odyssey of chronology.