Artwork critic Charlie Finch recognized as NYC suicide

A person who jumped to his loss of life from a Manhattan condo window final week was well-known NYC artwork critic Charlie Finch, police sources confirmed Sunday.

Finch, 68, fell from his fifth-floor window at a pre-war co-op constructing on East twelfth Avenue close to Second Avenue within the East Village round 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, the sources mentioned. 

On the time, police mentioned they believed the person was terminally unwell.

Finch, who was referred to as a cranky critic, co-authored the ebook “Most Artwork Sucks.” 

Artwork critic Charlie Finch recognized as NYC suicide
Charlie Finch fell from his fifth-floor window.
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Police at the scene of a suicide.
Charlie Finch was a widely known artwork critic in NYC.
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A person jumped or fell to their death from a building at 310 E 12th St.
Charlie Finch co-authored the ebook “Most Artwork Sucks.”
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Walter Robinson — a well-regarded artist/critic who was additionally Finch’s longtime pal and editor — posted on Instagram that Finch died by “defenestration” and mentions his East twelfth Avenue condo. posted an obituary for Finch.

If you’re fighting suicidal ideas or are experiencing a psychological well being disaster and reside in New York Metropolis, you may name 1-888-NYC-WELL without spending a dime and confidential disaster counseling. If you happen to reside outdoors the 5 boroughs, you may dial the 24/7 Nationwide Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to

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