Potentially harmful : the art of American censorship
Call Number: 701.03 POTENTI
Publication Date: 2006
Whats too much for the public? Whats too explicit, too violent, or just too unnerving? This survey of censorship from 1970 to the present outlines the history of a significant ongoing risk for contemporary artists. Its singular selection of controversial art from the last three decades assembles full-page images of works from 51 artists including Lynda Benglis, Sue Coe, Karen Finley, Eric Fischl, Robert Mapplethorpe, Dread Scott and Andres Serrano, and juxtaposes them with statements, histories of each piece, and information on the context in which each work caused either debate, outright censorship or the withdrawal of funding. ...