I'd like to extend a heart-felt thank you to the Washington Post for their continuous dedication to the visual arts in DC. In today's Washington Post, one finds the weekly Arts section. This Sunday it is 12 pages long. Visual arts coverage amounted to 237 total words, two writers and two images. Blake Gopnik, chief art critic, exhausted himself with a 73-word preview of a show at GWU and Paul Richard chimed in with 164 words in his "From the Collection" piece.
237 words out of a 12-page Arts section in one of the country's most important newspapers? DC's art scene may be warming, but the Post doesn't seem eager to participate. I'm curious, how much money did Gopnik get paid for his 73-word contribution to the Post this week?