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Not a Pretty Picture

miller.qxd I cannot dispute Kim McCarten’s blistering attack (“Breasts Are Not Objects,” 5/8/98) on Fred Camper’s review of feminist art [April 24]. Having read Mr. Camper’s reviews for almost a decade now, I also doubt whether he has ever seen a real live pussy. However, if you deny him the right to review feminist art […]

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Asshole Problem

So many pulped trees, strained eyes, bruised egos, and eager salesmen. All the editors, deadlines, and frayed tempers: What’s it all for? The Reader’s Hot Type column raises that question every week with a sharp eye on the efforts of Chicago’s dailies. And once a month, a special essay is written just to punish wretched […]

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Happy Camper

To the editors: Despite cries of outrage and threats of violence, your drama critics appear to be encouraged to wax eloquent about what they don’t like and why. Your film, dance, and music critics enjoy the same license. So why are exhibits of painting and sculpture given such gentle consideration? Fred Camper is not a […]

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Modern Degeneracy

To the editors: Fred Camper certainly covered many historical and aesthetic issues raised by the show “‘Degenerate Art’: The Fate of the Avant-garde in Nazi Germany” [August 9]. And though he made it clear that he thought that many of the works displayed were excellent examples of the modern idiom (and far superior to the […]

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The Look’s the Thing

To the editors: Fred Camper, the author of “Warhol, a Long, Close Look” [June 2], claims that Warhol has carefully selected the tones of red on the soup can covers. But everyone knows that there is NO WAY that a soup label can be reproduced by any other artist–regardless of tonal quality–and be given any […]