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- 380 pages
- The Trials Of Art
- Daniel McClean
- 01 November 2019 Daniel McClean
[PDF / EPUB] The Trials Of Art When artists and the legal system collide, the result is bound to be interesting, as this unique collectionof essays on famous trials of artists from the Renaissance to the present day shows Edited by When artists and the legal system collide, the result is bound to be interesting, as this unique collectionof essays on famous trials of artists from the Renaissance to the present day shows Edited by art curator lawyerDaniel McClean, this crisply written anthology looks at such issues as obscenity, religioussensitivity, aesthetic value, appropriation and artistic freedom within the context of celebrated casesFor example, one essay tells the story of theseizure by the United States Customs Service ofConstantin Brancusi s sculpture Bird in Space the government contended that the sculpture was not fineart, and was therefore subject to import The Trials PDF \ duty Another looks at thecase, a scandal at the time, whenWhistler sued the art critic Ruskin for libel More contemporary cases include the Robert Mapplethorpeobscenity case, and the trial of JSG Boggs, who was tried as a counterfeiter forhis hand made copies of moneyNeither lawyers nor art critics are famous for writing clear, entertaining, enlightening texts but thiswonderful book, with essays fromleading academics and lawyers, is a notable exception Who shouldhave the authority to determine what is art artists, critics and curators, or lawyers, judges and juries Should artistic expression always be immune from legal and ethical constraints Should the law alwaysprotect artists and art works A great look behind the scenes at the art world, and its relationship withgovernment and culture.