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Culture Wars Documents from the Recent Controversies in the Arts

ISBN-10: 1565840119
ISBN-13: 9781565840119
Edition: 1992
Authors: Richard Bolton
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 6/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Readings
Rev. Donald Wildmon, letter concerning Serrano's Piss Christ, April 5, 1989
Debate in Senate over the NEA, statements by Sen. Alfonse D'Amato and Sen. Jesse Helms, with letter of protest to NEA's Hugh Southern, May 18, 1989
Patrick Buchanan, Losing the War for America's Culture?, Washington Times, May 22, 1989
Sen. Slade Gorton, On the Official Funding of Religious Bigotry, statement to the Senate, May 31, 1989 (excerpt)
Joshua P. Smith, Why the Corcoran Made a Big Mistake, Washington Post, June 18, 1989
Mapplethorpe Agonistes, Washington Times, June 20, 1989
Samuel Lipman, Say No to Trash, New York Times, June 23, 1989
Robert Brustein, Don't Punish the Arts, New York Times, June 23, 1989
Richard Grenier, A Burning Issue Lights Artistic Ire, Washington Times, June 28, 1989
Freeborn G. Jewett, Jr. and David Lloyd Kreeger, The Corcoran: We Did the Right Thing, Washington Post, June 29, 1989
Nicols Fox, NEA Under Siege, New Art Examiner, Summer 1989 (excerpt)
Hilton Kramer, Is Art Above the Laws of Decency?, New York Times, July 2, 1989
Judith Reisman, Promoting Child Abuse as Art, Washington Times, July 7, 1989
Grace Glueck, Art on the Firing Line, New York Times, July 9, 1989 (excerpt)
National Association of Artists' Organizations (NAAO), statement regarding censorship, July 16, 1989
Helen Frankenthaler, Did We Spawn an Arts Monster?, New York Times, July 17, 1989
Richard Goldstein, The Critic and the Commissar: Hilton Kramer's New Criterion, Village Voice, July 18, 1989
Michael Brenson, The Many Roles of Mapplethorpe, Acted Out in Ever-Shifting Images, New York Times, July 22, 1989
American Family Association, press release on the NEA, July 25, 1989
Debate in Senate over Helms amendment, including statements by Senators Jesse Helms, Howard Metzenbaum, John Chafee, Dan Coates, Edward Kennedy, Timothy Wirth, James Jeffords, Claiborn Pell, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, John Heinz, and text of Helms amendment, July 26, 1989 (excerpts)
Patrick Buchanan, Pursued by Baying Yahoos, Washington Times, August 2, 1989
George Will, The Helms Bludgeon, Washington Post, August 3, 1989
Robert Hughes, A Loony Parody of Cultural Democracy, Time, August 14, 1989
Allen Ginsberg, letter concerning NEA, August 14, 1989
Down with the Senate Art Police!, Revolutionary Worker, August 14, 1989 (excerpt)
Robert Samuelson, Highbrow Pork Barrel, Washington Post, August 16, 1989
Arthur Danto, Art and Taxpayers, The Nation, August 21/28, 1989
Frederick Hart, Contemporary Art is Perverted Art, Washington Post, August 22, 1989
Sen. Jesse Helms, It's the Job of Congress to Define What's Art, USA Today, September 8, 1989
Hon. Dana Rohrabacher, statement to the House of Representatives, September 13, 1989 (excerpt)
Urine the Money, Washington Times, September 14, 1989
Sen. John Danforth, statement to the Senate, September 29, 1989
Carole S. Vance, The War on Culture, Art in America, September 1989
John Stopford, Speakeasy, New Art Examiner, September 1989
Steven Durland, Censorship, Multiculturalism, and Symbols, High Performance, Fall 1989 (excerpt)
Allan Sekula, "Gay-Bashing" as an Art Form, Los Angeles Times, October 21, 1989
101st Congress, Public Law 101-121, October 23, 1989 (excerpt)
Rev. Pat Robertson, Christian Coalition direct mail, October 25, 1989 (excerpt)
John Frohnmayer, letter to Susan Wyatt, November 3, 1989
Susan Wyatt, response to John Frohnmayer, November 8, 1989
David Wojnarowicz, Postcards from America: X-rays from Hell, Artists Space Witnesses exhibition catalog, November 1989 (excerpt)
Rev. Timothy Healy, statement to the House Subcommittee on Postsecondary, Education, November 15, 1989 (excerpt)
John Russell, Statements of Grief and Survival in Show That Confronts AIDS, New York Times, November 16, 1989
Eric Gibson, Art, Morals, and NEA Taken for Granted, Washington Times, November 21, 1989
Patrick Buchanan, Where a Wall Is Needed, Washington Times, November 22, 1989
Dr. Christina Orr-Cahall, statement following resignation from the Corcoran, December 1989
Eleanor Heartney, Social Responsibility and Censorship, Sculpture, (January/February 1990)
Jeff McMahon, letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Education, February 1, 1990 (excerpt)
Hon. Dana Rohrabacher, "Dear Colleague" letter, February 5, 1990
Hon. Pat Williams, "Dear Colleague" letter, February 12, 1990
American Family Association, Is This How You Want Your Tax Dollars Spent?, fundraising advertisement, Washington Times, February 13, 1990
National Endowment for the Arts, Fact Sheet on American Family Association Fundraising Advertisement, February 1990
John Frohnmayer, statement to the House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, March 5, 1990 (excerpt)
Vaclav Havel, statement for Arts Advocacy Day, March 18, 1990
John W. Vester, William J. Gerhardt, and Mark Snyder, Mapplethorpe in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Enquirer, March 24, 1990
Garrison Keillor, statement to the Senate Subcommittee on Education, March 29, 1990
Monty Lobb, Jr., The Side of Virtue and Dignity, Cincinnati Enquirer, March 30, 1990
Edward Martenson, Public Support: A Contract with the Arts, Between Acts, Winter 1989-90
Hon. Ted Weiss, statement to the House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, April 4, 1990 (excerpt)
Hon. Mel Hancock, statement to House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, April 4, 1990 (excerpt)
Don Gray, letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Education, April 5, 1990
Joseph Papp, letter to John Frohnmayer, April 9, 1990
John Frohnmayer, reply to Joseph Papp, April 13, 1990
Robert V. Voorhees, Why Go to See Mapplethorpe?, Cincinnati Enquirer, April 14, 1990
Floyd Abrams and Samuel Lipman, What's Obscene?, MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, April 16, 1990
John Frohnmayer, television interview with Rev. Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, April 23, 1990 (excerpt)
Charles Krauthammer, Thinking Through Mapplethorpe, Washington Post, April 27, 1990
John Buchanan, statement to the Senate Subcommittee on Education, April 27, 1990 (excerpt)
Bruce Fein, statement to the Senate Subcommittee on Education, April 27, 1990 (excerpt)
Hon. Henry Hyde, The Culture War, National Review, April 30, 1990
Stephen Rohde, Art of the State: Congressional Censorship of the NEA, COMM/ENT, Spring 1990 (excerpt)
Lucy Lippard, Andres Serrano: The Spirit and the Letter, Art in America, April 1990 (excerpt)
Association for Independent Film and Video (AIVF) Advocacy Committee, The Attack Against the Arts Has Intensified - Help Fight Back!, mailing, May 1990
Rowland Evans and Robert Novak, The NEA's Suicide Charge, Washington Post, May 11, 1990
Karen Finley, letter to the editor, Washington Post, May 19, 1990
Kathleen Sullivan, A Free Society Doesn't Dictate to Artists, New York Times, May 18, 1990
NEA Artists' Projects: New Forms Panel, statement, May 25, 1990
Samuel Lipman, Backward and Downward with the Arts, Commentary, May 1990 (excerpt)
Carole S. Vance, Misunderstanding Obscenity, Art in America, May 1990
Hon. William Dannemeyer, Christianity Under Attack by "New Bigotry," AFA Journal, May 1990 (excerpt)
C. Carr, War on Art, Village Voice, June 5, 1990 (excerpt)
Hon. Edolphus Towns, statement to the House of Representatives, June 19, 1990 (excerpt)
Hon. Major Owens, statement to the House of Representatives, June 19, 1990 (excerpt)
Robert Anbian, Bigots, Not NEA, Promote Social Decay, flyer, San Francisco/Bay Area Coalition for Freedom of Expression, June 22, 1990
Tim Miller, statement, July 4, 1990
Christopher Reeve, Rev. Pat Robertson, Mike Kinsley, and Patrick Buchanan, The NEA: Art or Outrage?, CNN Grossfire, July 16, 1990
Leila H. Little, Mapplethorpe: Art for Art's Sake, The Pilot, July 27, 1990
Holly Hughes and Richard Elovich, Homophobia at the N.E.A, New York Times, July 28, 1990
David Gergen, Who Should Pay for Porn?, U.S. News and World Report, July 30, 1990
Sarah Schulman, Is the NEA Good for Gay Art?, Out Week, August 8, 1990
Hilton Kramer, There Is Only One Magazine That Tells You What Is Right..., direct mail for The New Criterion, August 1990
The Independent Commission, Recommendations on the Issue of Obscenity and Other Content Restrictions, from a report to Congress on the National Endowment for the Arts, September 11, 1990
Debate in House of Representatives, statements by Hons. Pat Williams, Bob Carr, Peter Kostmayer, and Robert Dornan, October 11, 1990 (excerpts)
Elizabeth Hess, Art on Trial: Cincinnati's Dangerous Theater of the Ridiculous, Village Voice, October 23, 1990
Karen Finley, It's Only Art, Village Voice Literary Supplement, October 1990
Public Law 101-151, November 5, 1990 (excerpt)
Richard Goldstein, Doowutchyalike: In the Brave New World, Sex Sells, Village Voice, November 6, 1990
Andy Grundberg, Art Under Attack: Who Dares Say That It's No Good?, New York Times, November 25, 1990
Dennis Barrie, Freedom of Expression Is the Issue, SITE sound, November/December 1990 (excerpt)
Margaret Spillane, The Culture of Narcissism, The Nation, December 10, 1990
Sen. Jesse Helms, letter to Rev. Jerry Falwell, 1991
Illustrations
Andres Serrano, Piss Christ, 1987
Tim Miller, performance, Sex/Love/Stories
Annie Sprinkle, performance, Post Porn Modernist
John Frohnmayer and Reverend Donald Wildmon debate on CNN
Guerrilla Girls, poster, 1989
Whitney Museum of American Art, advertisement, New York Times, September 7, 1989
Richard Serra, advertisement for exhibition, Art in America, October 1989
Christian Coalition, advertisement, Washington Post, June 20, 1990
Robbie Conal, Artificial Art Official, 1990
Hans Haacke, Helmsboro Country, 1990
Robert Mapplethorpe's work projected on the Corcoran Gallery of Art during pro-Mapplethorpe rally, June 30, 1989 (2)
Robert Mapplethorpe, X Portfolio, Jim and Tom, Sausalito, 1977
Robert Mapplethorpe, X Portfolio, John, 1978
Robert Mapplethorpe, X Portfolio, Helmut and Brooks, NYC, 1978
Robert Mapplethorpe, X Portfolio, Joe, 1978
Robert Mapplethorpe, X Portfolio, Lou, 1978
Robert Mapplethorpe, X Portfolio, Self Portrait, 1978
Robert Mapplethorpe, Ajitto, 1981
Robert Mapplethorpe, Self Portrait, n.d
Chronology

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