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RE: Pollock stamp

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Lincoln Arts (lincarts)
Sat, 20 Feb 1999 15:50:50 -0800


I don't have any kids of my own, do not support tobacco products, and have
had family members die of cancers related to their smoking, and I certainly
don't want to see addictive substances on my postage stamps. On the other
hand, I have to agree with Sharon that censoring the stamp's artwork isn't
quite right either. The image should never have gotten this far in the
first place; in these days and times, and with the rigorous screening
process involved in getting something onto a postage stamp - why DID this
image make it this far? Why wasn't another image chosen that showcased his art?

Jeanne

P.S. Sharon said, "Can't we still appreciate the work even if we can't
condone the life style?" I should hope so! If we can't appreciate the work
without condoning the lifestyle, there would be a heck of a lot of artists'
works - past, present & future - that we wouldn't be able to appreciate....
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Jeanne-Marie Fritts
Executive Director
www.lincolnarts.org