Modern Art was CIA ‘Weapon’

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October 22, 1995 INDEPENDENT– For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency  used American modern art – including the works of such artists as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko – as a weapon in the Cold War. In … Read More

Nathan Janes – Propaganda Artist

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MEDIA ROOTS- As the world of art becomes increasingly homogenized, it is growing harder to come across original art that has societal and political significance. With the exception of Banksy and a few others, rarely do you see a prominent artist putting themselves out there to make a bold statement or provoke controversial thought. Like every other commodity in this … Read More

Sabertooth Tiger – Argentina

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In 2001, Argentina suffered a massive economic collapse as a direct result of IMF and World Bank neo-liberal policies. Hundreds of factories were shut down and a wave of unemployment followed. Thousands of workers were not only left unpaid, but were facing a bleak future without work and an ability to survive economically. But there was another option. People began … Read More

Jon Allen – Pen and Ink Artist

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Tasering of the Christ, Pen & Ink, 14″ x 17″, 2010 JA: If Christ were alive today, New World Order minions would be dragging him through the street on their way to another crucifixion- just as they did two thousand years ago. But there is also a grander proverbial meaning here in which the New World Order and it’s legion … Read More

MR Interview – Giovanni Giusti of The Limousines

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MEDIA ROOTS– I remember singing Paul Revere with fifteen year old Giovanni Giusti as a freshman in our high school art class. Now I’m hearing his band The Limousines get introduced on the radio in the same breath as the legendary Beastie Boys. In school, I knew Giovanni as a witty, sarcastic, Italian kid who loved hip hop and breakdancing. … Read More

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