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Erika Takacs wrote:That explains it. I saw a picutre of a museum somewhere, I think North Carolina it was, where you could see replicas of famous sculptures, mostly nudes, all the genitalia had to be covered to satisfy public taste. I found it revolting. The problem is this kind of prudishness is false.
upfromsumdirt wrote:hey now... great discussion!
i think socio-politico artwork was mostly a tool for the various
agents of propaganda; that in the past, it was always the artist
his or herself that was political and that those ideals seldom
appeared in their artistic creations. SoPo artwork seems to be
mostly a mainstream movement that reached its height during
the civil rights era and now exists either as editorial cartooning
or graffiti art.
i think artists resist creating such pieces these days because
SoPo art seems to have a short shelf life built around the cause
its struggling for. once those conditions change what is an artist
to do with those pieces? if its message isnt universal on some level
then i think the fear is that financial values will decrease even if
it maintains some level of social value.
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