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Artists and Writers Protest Against the War in Vietnam (or Artists Protest)

Artists and Writers Protest Against the War in Vietnam (or Artists Protest)

Type: 
Artist Group
Notes: 

Leon Golub and Nancy Spero principal members. In 1966 the Artists Protest Committee organized the Peace Tower, which stood at the corner of Sunset and La Cienega Boulevards. The sculpture, designed by artist Mark di Suvero and Mel Edwards, was covered with over 400 small panels submitted by artists from all around the world. Each panel was an artistic antiwar statement, and some of the artists who submitted works include Philip Evergood, Moses and Raphael Soyer, Robert Motherwell, Jim Rosenquist, Philip Pearlstein, Arnold Meshes, and Judy Chicago. At the public dedication of the short lived monument against the war (dismantled after a few controversial months), there were speeches made by art critic and author, Susan Sontag, and Donald Duncan - an ex-Green Beret who said, “I am not here today to protest our boys in Vietnam - I’m here to protest our boys being in Vietnam.”

Address

Street: 
530 LaGuardia Pl
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Zip: 
10012-1427
Contact: 
Nancy SPero

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