Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pratt Fall

Steve DeQuattro, "Sustainable Liberalism In a Box" (2011)

This work is by a student at New York's prestigious Pratt Institute.
Last week, the chair of the fine arts department stepped in to prevent Mr. DeQuattro’s participation alongside the other students in the group show--an unprecedented move in the history of the department, says Mr. DeQuattro, despite the fact that none of his work is pornographic, libelous, or in violation of the laws of free speech.
Apparently some of his peers complained that his work was... wait for it... offensive.

With intellect gone broke,
and arteries turned to lard,
the established avant-garde
cannot take a joke.

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