[snippet] Pablo Picasso's "Portrait of Joseph Stalin" 1953 and a conflict in NYC, 2008

Updated: Dec 15, 2018


Lene Berg's installation “Stalin by Picasso, or Portrait of Woman with Mustache,” NY, 2008 https://www.canopycanopycanopy.com/contents/the_stalin_by_picasso_case https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/27/stalin-joins-lenin-in-the-east-village/ https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/07/cooper-union-removes-stalin-banner/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0&quot

A lot of fuss about a drawing: On Stalin by Picasso and other Cold War battles, at HKW, Berin, 2017 https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/veranstaltung/p_136721.php


Picaso peering a portrait of Joseph Stalin









Art and Anti-Communism movement of CIA in Cold war era 1 - exhibition https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2017/parapolitics/parapolitics_start.php http://temporaryartreview.com/cia-sponsored-cultural-freedom-comes-home-parapolitics-at-hkw/ 2 - key texts and books

Francis Frascina, ed., Pollock and After: The Critical Debate (New York: Routledge, 2000

Greg Barnhisel, Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy (New York, 2015)

Marilyn Kushner, ‘Exhibiting Art at the American National Exhibition in Moscow, 1959

Domestic Politics and Cultural Diplomacy’, Journal of Cold War Studies 4:1 (Winter 2002): 6–26

Frances Stonor Saunders, The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters (New York, 1999)

Serge Guilbaut, How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art (Chicago, 1983).


Vowinckel, Annette, Marcus M. Payk, and Thomas Lindenberger, eds. Cold War Cultures: Perspectives on Eastern and Western European Societies (New York: Berghahn Books, 2012)

Peter Romijn, Giles Scott-Smith and Joes Segal, eds. Divided Dreamworlds?: The Cultural Cold War in East and West (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2012).

Campaigning Culture and the Global Cold War: The Journals of the Congress for Cultural Freedom (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 3 - essay: Anti-Marxist' view of Picaso's political attitude https://espressostalinist.com/2017/07/30/alliance-marxist-leninist-the-problem-of-pablo-picasso/

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