May 22, 2015
‘Karen Finley was considered a martyr for free expression in the arts back in the ’80s’
Rick McGinnis writes:
And like most martyrs for this sort of thing she has the distinction of still being alive. Which makes you a funny sort of martyr, don’t you think? (…)
Times change, of course. Back when I photographed Karen Finley the right sort of people thought it small-minded and terribly unhip that anyone would object to public money being spent on offensive art. Nowadays, however, the same people are outraged at offensive artwork being made without public money.