Lefties are already freaking out over reports that President Trump may slash the garbage arts programs of the NEA. The NEA should have been in the dumpster a long time ago, but Bush salvaged it and boosted its budget.
Now we're getting the usual routine about how defunding the NEA would harm the "arts". As if people don't remember Karen Finley and the garbage that the NEA actually funds. Here's a reminder.
The NEA helped fund Piss Christ. It's exactly what it sounds like.
Andres Serrano’s work — a “photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine” — first ignited controversy in 1989 when D’Amato complained to the US Senate that it was an “outrage,” an “indignity” and a “piece of trash” that had been funded by taxpayers. Serrano had won a $15,000 prize for his work, backed in part by the...