What 'controversial' photos were done with NEA funding?
I hear Jesse Helms & the others still bellowing about NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) funding 'crap', 'pornography' and all kinds of obscene artworks. Is anyone able to show/name any photographers that these jokers would consider having done this type of photo who actually did it with NEA funding?
Mapplethorpe never got a dime from this program. His controversial images that these guys yell about were shown in a gallery that used NEA money for the exhibit. Just fine with me that it was supported by us taxpayers. But, for all the yelling, Helms & crowd don't know what they are talking about. The artist didn't get the funds from the public trough.
I am trying to find out if anyone used as a whipping boy by those trying to cut NEA has actually created the artworks constantly trotted out as 'crap' by these censorial types.