Anne Fabbri on Art and Politics

Anne Fabbri, Philadelphia's finest art writer, is well-known as an advocate for artists and an outspoken critic on art and politics. She penned "The Contrarian" at Art Matters for years and is a contributing writer to Art In America.

In The Broad Street Review she weighs in on the controversy surrounding the censorship of work by artist, David Wojnarowicz, at the Smithsonian. Then she takes it beyond the immediate, local angle, and broadens the subject to include: Ai Weiwei and the communist Chinese, the Russian art collective Volna (see the giant penis above), and wraps it up with, OMG! Sara Palin. It's a great piece and the comments by readers are worth a read too.