PRINT September 1981



Hans Haacke’s recent article about the problems of corruption and coercion which can follow corporate support to an artist is well taken. However, from my observation, I’m afraid the plain truth is that artists are so desperately, psychologically, and/or economically in need of support in any form that they will accept it from anyone or anything, regardless of the hidden or obvious ramifications, demands, subversions, or coercions.

—C.L. Morrison

St. Charles, Illinois

To the Editor:

Hans Haacke’s article (“Working Conditions,” Summer) made a number of telling points about the relation of corporate funding to museum programs, but it included by way of example a wholly inaccurate reference to my 1968 exhibition, Dada, Surrealism and their Heritage, at the Museum of Modern Art. In the context of a discussion of how museums might be led to downplay political ideas that

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