PRINT October 1968




On September 14, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago opens a show titled “Options,” in which the undersigned artists participate. Since the Chicago police under the direction of Mayor Daley have made deliberate efforts to brutally suppress dissent, artists have second thoughts about showing their work in Chicago museums and galleries. A number of them have chosen not to show in Chicago for two years as a protest against the city’s administration and with the hope that Chicagoans will then “have discarded their present political leadership.”

We respect the position of these boycotting artists. However, we believe Mayor Daley and the Chicago police are not people who would miss exhibitions of contemporary artists, nor do such exhibitions show up in the city’s income. Before the contrary is proven, we assume that citizens of Chicago who do care about contemporary art are not

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