Right Wing Watch and Censorship of the Arts

April 09, 1996

Right Wing Watch: Censorship of the Arts is alive and well in the US. The latest report from People for the American Way documents in 137 challenges to artistic expression in 41 states, in both traditional arts and media. Many of these challenges have been attempts by religious and social conservatives to keep artistic references to homosexuality from reaching the general public. The report documents that "an alarming 73 percent of the challenges were successful in having the artwork removed or restricted in some way."

-Anne Green, Coordinator of "Art Save" project

-Donald Lipski, sculptor whose controversial work used American flags