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What Do You Do If The Artist Is A Racist?

March 27, 2013

We have precedents for heinous personal beliefs coinciding with creative brilliance (Ezra Pound, Richard Wagner), and bigotry embodied in works of great formal achievement ("The Birth of a Nation," "Triumph of the Will"), but this is an unusual case of an artist's ideological extremism so suddenly exposed, and so plainly relevant to his art. The New Yorker 03/25/13

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