C.I.A and Abstract Expressionism

Re: C.I.A. and modern art:

I think there are a couple things about the C.I.A. we need to keep in mind; first the C.I.A. is, among other things, in the disinformation business, and second, the organization operates on a need to know basis. I believe the statement below by Jameson is false, and recall reading way back in my art school days that someone was involved in a “deep project” involving former “new deal ” artists. Franz Cline was mentioned. (I can’t say if this was fact or speculation.)

Since then, almost twenty years later affirmation came along with the admition by retired CIA operative Donald Jameson.  Jameson affirms this fact with this quote“Regarding Abstract Expressionism, I’d love to be able to say that the CIA invented it just to see what happens in New York and downtown SoHo tomorrow!” 

I personally believe the C.I.A. invented abstract expressionism to render modernism, a potent enemy of imperialism specifically targeted by Nazism and Bolsheviks during WW2, politically inert. We need to recall that in 1946 pro Nazis and Nazi war criminals ran the C.I.A. and in 1947 began a host of  imperialist projects.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: