PRINT September 2002




To the Editor:

The review by Linda Nochlin of “Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art” [Focus, Summer 2002] is a cheap advertisement for Norman Kleeblatt, the curator at the Jewish Museum. What Nochlin writes about the art and the artists reads like delusionary drivel. From the review it is obvious that both the artists and the curator needed praise from someone, because the art itself is without any value.

I made a suggestion earlier to Mr. Kleeblatt that he should set aside one room in the museum to display in similar fashion “art” depicting close relatives of his who have died because of some horrible happenings: By considering his own reaction to this exhibit he might be able to understand what the general public feels about “Mirroring Evil.” May I make the same suggestion to Linda Nochlin and then see if she would write, “Go see for yourself,” as she does for “Mirroring

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