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Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog (Yellow) (1994-2000) on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum
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MAGAZINE RACK
by Grant Mandarino



This summer marks the end of an era. After an impressive seven-year run, Tim Griffin is stepping down as editor-in-chief of Artforum, crème de la crème of contemporary art magazines. With his departure the art world loses a steady hand that has, for better or worse, guided readers through the ever-proliferating gobbledygook that has come to define 21st-century art criticism. In honor of the occasion, this month’s "Mag Rack" column takes stock of the twists and turns that Artforum took during what I’m calling, for lack of anything cleverer, "the Griffin Years."

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