Thursday, April 05, 2012


Interesting article regarding the use and promotion of modern expressionist art during the Cold War.

Full article here.

"We wanted to unite all the people who were writers, who were
musicians, who were artists, to demonstrate that the West and the
United States was devoted to freedom of expression and to intellectual
achievement, without any rigid barriers as to what you must write, and
what you must say, and what you must do, and what you must paint,
which was what was going on in the Soviet Union. I think it was the
most important division that the agency had, and I think that it
played an enormous role in the Cold War."

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