Ethics and the Visual Arts
Edited by Elaine King, Elaine A. King, Gail Levin
The dark side of the arts is explored in this timely volume, sure to spark discussion and debate. Nineteen diverse essays by such distinguished authors as Eric Fischl, Suzaan Boettger, Stephen Weil, Richard Serra, and more cover a broad range of topics facing today's artists, policy makers, art lawyers, galleries, museum professionals, and many others. Readers will find expert insights on such up-to-the-minute issues as preserving Iraqi heritage after the U.S. invasion; the role of new media; art and censorship; the impact of 9/11 on artists; authenticity and forgeries; cultural globalization; fair use; how tax laws encourage donations of art to museums; where people buy art; the ethical codes of working art critics; and much more. With its clear-sighted commentary on today’s hottest arts issues, Ethics in the Visual Arts is essential reading for anyone interested in the humanities and in current events.
Gail Levin is the author of numerous other books, including the classic Edward Hopper: The Art and the Artist (Norton) and Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography. She lives in New York City.