Readers who lived in New York in the 80s and 90s may possibly recognize the turn this part of the story is taking. Karen Finlay was a New York performance artist who achieved local fame by smearing her naked body with food- chocolate and canned yams, mostly. She made national headlines when she became one of the "NEA Four", artists whose grants were revoked by the National Endowment Of The Arts, in response to right-wing pressure groups offended by the sexual nature of their work. We're just getting started- I think next week's page is going to be behind the paywall.
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