The CIA and Modern Art
Nov10

The CIA and Modern Art

Revealed: how the spy agency used unwit­ting artists such as Pol­lock and de Koon­ing in a cul­tur­al Cold War By Frances Stonor Saun­ders Sun­day 22 Octo­ber 1995 For decades in art cir­cles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is con­firmed as a fact. The Cen­tral Intel­li­gence Agency used Amer­i­can mod­ern art — includ­ing the works of such artists as Jack­son Pol­lock, Robert Moth­er­well, Willem de Koon­ing and Mark...

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The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage
Aug02

The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage

By Don Man­gus, Her­itage Auc­tions In 1932, Chica­go art stu­dent Mar­garet Hed­da John­son hooked up with the polit­i­cal­ly rad­i­cal one-time hobo Myron “Slim” Brundage in the bohemi­an Dil Pick­le Club of Chica­go, and roman­tic sparks flew. It was the fiery igni­tion of the trail­blaz­ing career and fire­brand activism of an artis­tic and social icon­o­clast. This superb mono­graph, The Allur­ing Art of Mar­garet Brundage: Queen...

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