Recently, a lot of people have been whining on about me being anti-academic. Not so. In fact, I am an academic. I read difficult books in difficult languages, I write difficult essays about difficult art. I taught school from age 50 to 70. So I am an academic by any definition. My problem is that I belong to the academic species but not to the art tribe of academics.
After a stint as director of Reese Palley Gallery and editor of Art in America in early 70s New York City, Dave Hickey moved to Nashville to write songs and music criticism.