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Art Brief: Fending Off Censorship Today

by Stephen J. Goldberg Esq.

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Balthus, Therese Dreaming, 1938.

Censorship of art must always bear a high burden—especially after an entire generation of work was nearly destroyed by the Nazis’ war on Modern Art (which they labeled “degenerate art”), involving confiscation of thousands of artworks, including those of Beckmann, Kirchner, and Picasso in the 1930s (which I have examined in a previous “Art Brief” column). Continue reading