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Copyright © 1999 by Guerrilla Girls


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".