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Speaking about Torture$
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Julie A. Carlson and Elisabeth Weber

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780823242245

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823242245.001.0001

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Painting Against Torture

Painting Against Torture

(p.111) Chapter 7 Painting Against Torture
Speaking about Torture

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This chapter describes the circumstances surrounding the making of the two paintings from the series “Neo-Icons” that are included in the book, “Signing Statement Law or An Alternate Set of Procedures” (“America tortures”) and “Our Torture is Better than Their Torture.” During the headlong rush to war following the attacks of 9/11, millions of people both in America and across the world took to the streets in opposition to the reckless hubris of the U.S. president and his men. Some of the “Neo-Icons” record the language of those protests. However, when the paintings’ first exhibition in Santa Barbara in Fall 2006 was announced, after and despite years of news stories from Abu Ghraib to “Gitmo,” the art gallery endured weeks of threats and editorial attacks.

Keywords:   9/11, Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo, Bay Prison Camp, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Modern art, Santa Barbara, Sullivan Goss Gallery, Matisse

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