(Owen Caterwaul „How is this news? This was common knowledge when I was in art school in the late 60s and early 70s.” – eden z komentarzy)
…i wspominałem też w „Państwo Nikt…” już (2016), ale.
In 1958 the touring exhibition „The New American Painting”, including works by Pollock, de Kooning, Motherwell and others, was on show in Paris. The Tate Gallery was keen to have it next, but could not afford to bring it over. Late in the day, an American millionaire and art lover, Julius Fleischmann, stepped in with the cash and the show was brought to London.
The money that Fleischmann provided, however, was not his but the CIA’s. It came through a body called the Farfield Foundation, of which Fleischmann was president, but far from being a millionaire’s charitable arm, the foundation was a secret conduit for CIA funds.
Frances Stonor Saunders: „Modern art was CIA ‚weapon’”