Copyright © 1999 by Guerrilla Girls
GIULIANI/SAATCHI EMAIL INTERCEPTED!
Everyone was mad about the "Sensation" exhibition at the Brooklyn
Museum. Mayor Rudy Giuliani screamed "blasphemy" over a painting
(featuring the Virgin Mary and elephant dung) by African-British painter Chris
Offilli. The art world screamed "censorship." The Guerrilla Girls
exposed the real story: the lack of ethics in museums. British collector Charles
Saatchi paid the museum to show his art collection, and the museum conveniently
listed the sponsor of the show as "anonymous."