Who Owns A Work of Art

Who Owns A Work of Art - Who Owns A Work of Art? by Lucia...

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Who Owns A Work of Art? by Lucia Wiley Note: This article originally appeared in the Artists Equity Association's Oregon Chapter Newsletter (No. 1; May 19, 1953). It was written in response to the destruction of Lucia's "Youth Marches On" murals in the library of the Miller Vocational High School in Minneapolis, MN. The pictures on these pages are taken from those murals painted in true fresco in 1934. The murals were painted over in 1953. Today these walls are blank. I remember a description of fresco painting which read "something high and simple and cool and unframed;" to it I should like to add "quietly shedding its aura on those who have eyes to see." It is this serene, remote, non-detached life of the fresco, which I believe, makes it particularly vulnerable to the attacks of men when they are frenzied under the passions of hate and fear. The recent destruction of frescos in Minneapolis, and the present attempts to destroy the San Francisco murals and the Indianapolis murals brings up the
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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