Dore Ashton


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Dore Ashton born Newark, NJ May 21, 1928 (d. 2017). Antiwar art professor and critic. Issued public call to artists and writers to “express and stand for your anger against the war,” NO!art, 1966. (McCarthy, American Artists Against War, p. 79)


What could the lessons of a concentration camp have meant, really, when atrocities in the Korean War went on and on. And on and on to Vietnam. And haven't stopped yet. And become more common and more easily accepted every day. . . The postwar period was adding up quickly in the 1950s to a perpetual war. . . Just perpetual carnage.” (“Merde Alors!”, 1969, NO!art; portrait by Alice Neel)