Robert Hughes

The chief art critic for Time became known for blasting art-world darlings such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons, artists he felt exemplified the triumph of the marketplace and celebrity. His television show "The Shock of the New" introduced audiences to the development of 20th century modernism. He was 74.  <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-robert-hughes-20120808,0,7975985.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-2012notables-gallery,0,1269713.photogallery"><span class="center_label">Notable deaths of 2012</span></a>

( Associated Press )

The chief art critic for Time became known for blasting art-world darlings such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons, artists he felt exemplified the triumph of the marketplace and celebrity. His television show "The Shock of the New" introduced audiences to the development of 20th century modernism. He was 74. Full obituary

Notable deaths of 2012

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