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Re: Book Art vs. Book Arts

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Jules Siegel wrote:

>does the evaluation depend upon politics or art?

Politics (religion) has always played a major part in evaluation.
Rembrandt's "Night Watch". And as Jules indicated in an earlier post,
the entire issue of Social Realism v ab ex. The Rockefeller family has
been mentioned several times in connection with the art/politics
issue. One of the clearest examples of this was the Diego Rivera mural
commissioned in 1932 for the lobby of Rockefeller Center. Rivera was
dismissed for including the face of Lenin in the 63' x 17' mural. The
next day the mural was covered with a black cloth and then was painted
over. Rockefeller claimed Rivera was propagandizing. Rivera declared
"All art is propaganda."


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