Modern Art as CIA propaganda against the Cold War

A former CIA agent has confirmed rumors that the CIA had funded modern artists and art magazines during the Cold War. the goal was to show that the U.S. was a creative place open to new forms of art rather than being as rigid about old styles as was more typical of the Soviet Union at the time.┬áSo now we know who we have to blame/thank for some of the modern art world’s odder art – us, the taxpayers, thanks us. Read more: []

This project is also mentioned in the following recent TED talk: []

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