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Nancy Spero

WHERE ARE THE MEN: THE CURIOUS DISAPPEARANCE OF THE MALE ARTIST

By the Fury Sisters Collective, New York: Vagi Nine Press, 1989, 450 pp., 2 color plates

An overwhelming change in the art production of the ’80s—the raging of linguistics, feminism, etc., and the disruption of the canon—has so discombobulated male artists that the object of desire, a subverted notion of reality, is decentered in its reaction to sign without signifying. This valuable volume proairetically argues that the gazer becomes the gazee. But who’s looking, anyway?

THE JESSE HELMS COLORING BOOK

By Roar Barker, Washington, D.C.: Congressional Back Lash Press, 1989, 69 pp., 69 hot images.

This book, a simulacrum of the feigning of the senator, outlines a succession of alienating and obscene images. A coloration of these most fundamentalist god-forsaken images cannot resurrect the hyperreal—so PAINT IT BLACK.

WHY IS ART NOT

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