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|year=1964
 
|region=North America
 
|region=North America
|artist=Aaron Bell / Artwork: Stand Tall, Stand Loud
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|artist=Andy Warhol,
|subject=Political/Economic/Social Opinion, Public Art
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|subject=Political/Economic/Social Opinion
|confronting_bodies=New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
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|confronting_bodies=Governor Nelson Rockefeller
|medium=Sculpture, Public Art
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|medium=Installation, Public Art
|date_of_action=June 2016
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|date_of_action=April 18, 1964
|location=New York City
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|location=New York State Pavilion, Queens
|description_of_content=Aaron Bell's ''Stand Tall, Stand Loud'', is a sixteen-foot tall Cor-ten steel sculpture located in Riverside Park, New York City. The sculpture is composed of a stylized figure and a noose with a slash through it in place of a head. Bell's proposed design was selected by the Art Students League for Model to Monument (M2M), a public art program administered in partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Bell, who is African American, conceived the sculpture as a statement against hate and bigotry. The sculpture's base is inscribed with a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
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|description_of_content='13 Most Wanted Men' was part of a prominent set of public commissions made for the exterior of the Philip Johnson-designed New York State Pavilion for the 1964 World's Fair in Queens, NY. For the piece, Warhol enlarged mug shots from a NYPD booklet featuring the 13 most wanted criminals of 1962, forming a chessboard of front and profile views. '13 Most Wanted Men' was installed on April 15, 1964.
|description_of_incident=A public art coordinator for city parks, Jennifer Lantzas, contacted Parks staff with concerns that "the image of the noose could be problematic for the borough" (Ginia Bellafante, NYTimes May 27, 2016). Parks spokesman Sam Biederman said that Bell's project was rejected because the site, near West 68th Street in Riverside Park, "is adjacent to an area regularly programmed with passive recreational activities such as yoga, Pilates and senior movement." Bell was told to remove the noose element or forfeit the opportunity to install the sculpture; the M2M committee did not honor his repeated requests to explain or defend his concept. The sculpture was initially installed on schedule but with an alternative head element.
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|description_of_incident=The piece was only visible for 48 hours. By order of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, it was painted over by Fair officials’ with silver paint a few days later. When the Fair opened to the public, all that was visible was a large silver square.
|description_of_result=The NYC Parks Department reversed its decision to censor the sculpture after protests by NCAC and the involvement of attorney Norman Siegel on behalf of the artist. The noose element was fabricated in Cor-ten steel. It was installed on July 20, 2016.
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|description_of_result=Later in the summer of 1964, Warhol produced another set of the Most Wanted Men paintings with the screens he had used to make the mural.
|image=Aaron Bell sculpture final2.jpg
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|image=13 Most Wanted Men Mural.jpg
|source=http://untappedcities.com/2016/06/20/art-students-league-m2m-program-arrives-in-riverside-park-nyc/
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[http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/nyregion/a-problematic-sculpture-is-silenced-by-new-york-parks-officials.html A ‘Problematic’ Sculpture Is Silenced by New York Parks Officials by Ginia Bellafante MAY 27 2016]
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[https://observer.com/2014/04/13-most-wanted-men-andy-warhol-and-the-1964-worlds-fair-at-the-queens-museum/ ‘13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair’ at the Queens Museum], by Maika Pollack, Observer, 04/30/14
  
[http://gothamist.com/2016/06/17/noose_sculpture_green_lit.php Artist Will Finish 'Problematic' Noose Sculpture In Riverside Park by Emma Whitford JUN 17 2016]
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[https://www.economist.com/prospero/2014/05/09/most-wanted Andy Warhol - Most wanted. When "13 Most Wanted Men" was unveiled 50 years ago the organisers were so horrified they painted over it. This year the Queens Museum, New York, is making it their centrepiece], The Economist, May 9th 2014
  
[http://untappedcities.com/2016/06/20/art-students-league-m2m-program-arrives-in-riverside-park-nyc/ Art Students League M2M Program Arrives in Riverside Park NYC, 06/20/2016, by AFineLyne]
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[https://www.warhol.org/exhibition/13-most-wanted-men-andy-warhol-and-the-1964-worlds-fair/ Fifty years ago, Andy Warhol sparked a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World’s Fair], EXHIBITION: Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA: September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015
  
[http://ncac.org/blog/stand-tall-stand-loud-censored-by-nyc-department-of-parks NCAC Letter to Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation]
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[https://www.complex.com/style/2014/04/andy-warhols-scandalous-13-most-wanted-men-get-displayed-for-the-first-time-ever-at-queens-museum Andy Warhol's Scandalous "13 Most Wanted Men" Invade Queens Museum], Complex, by Susan Cheng APR 16, 2014
  
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[https://queensmuseum.org/2013/11/andy-warhols-13-most-wanted-men-and-the-1964-worlds-fair 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair], Queens Museum exhibition, Apr 27 -
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[https://publicdelivery.org/andy-warhol-thirteen-most-wanted-men/ ANDY WARHOL’S SCANDALOUS MURAL WAS DESTROYED WITHIN DAYS]
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<p>Censorpedia is a crowdsourced online database of censorship cases within the arts and in culture. It is aimed at those researching censorship, at activists working for freedom of expression and at artists and other cultural producers whose expression has been subject to censorship or attempted censorship.</p>
 
<p>Censorpedia is a crowdsourced online database of censorship cases within the arts and in culture. It is aimed at those researching censorship, at activists working for freedom of expression and at artists and other cultural producers whose expression has been subject to censorship or attempted censorship.</p>
<p>Censorpedia aids the fight for free expression by providing a repository of incidents involving information about what is vulnerable to censorship, and about the strategies and tactics that have defeated previous’ censorship attempts. Essentially, its articles document censorship outbreaks by providing the who, what, when, where and why.</p>
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<p>Censorpedia documents censorship incidents by providing the who, what, when, where and why. By providing a repository of information about what is vulnerable to censorship and about the strategies and tactics that have defeated previous’ censorship attempts, Censorpedia aids the fight for free expression.</p>
<p>Researchers can search for a specific case, year or keyword using the search box, as well as browse by [[:Category:Medium|'''medium''']], by [[:Category:Subject|'''subject''']], or explore a [[Special:Randompage|'''random case''']].</p>
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<p>Researchers can search for a specific case, year or keyword using the search box, as well as browse by [[:Category:Medium|'''medium''']], by [[:Category:Subject|'''grounds for censorship''']], or explore a [[Special:Randompage|'''random case''']].</p>
 
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<p>Artists and cultural producers are similarly invited to [[Form:Censorship_incident|'''add cases''']] they are directly involved with or are familiar with first hand.</p>
 
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Featured Case



13 Most Wanted Men Mural.jpg

Artist: Andy Warhol

Year: 1964

Date of Action: April 18, 1964

Region: North America

Location: New York State Pavilion, Queens

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Installation, Public Art

Confronting Bodies: Governor Nelson Rockefeller

Description of Artwork: '13 Most Wanted Men' was part of a prominent set of public commissions made for the exterior of the Philip Johnson-designed New York State Pavilion for the 1964 World's Fair in Queens, NY. For the piece, Warhol enlarged mug shots from a NYPD booklet featuring the 13 most wanted criminals of 1962, forming a chessboard of front and profile views. '13 Most Wanted Men' was installed on April 15, 1964.

The Incident: The piece was only visible for 48 hours. By order of Governor Nelson Rockefeller, it was painted over by Fair officials’ with silver paint a few days later. When the Fair opened to the public, all that was visible was a large silver square.

Results of Incident: Later in the summer of 1964, Warhol produced another set of the Most Wanted Men paintings with the screens he had used to make the mural.

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‘13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair’ at the Queens Museum, by Maika Pollack, Observer, 04/30/14

Andy Warhol - Most wanted. When "13 Most Wanted Men" was unveiled 50 years ago the organisers were so horrified they painted over it. This year the Queens Museum, New York, is making it their centrepiece, The Economist, May 9th 2014

Fifty years ago, Andy Warhol sparked a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, EXHIBITION: Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA: September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Andy Warhol's Scandalous "13 Most Wanted Men" Invade Queens Museum, Complex, by Susan Cheng APR 16, 2014

13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World’s Fair, Queens Museum exhibition, Apr 27 - Sep 7 2014

ANDY WARHOL’S SCANDALOUS MURAL WAS DESTROYED WITHIN DAYS
















What is Censorpedia?

Censorpedia is a crowdsourced online database of censorship cases within the arts and in culture. It is aimed at those researching censorship, at activists working for freedom of expression and at artists and other cultural producers whose expression has been subject to censorship or attempted censorship.

Censorpedia documents censorship incidents by providing the who, what, when, where and why. By providing a repository of information about what is vulnerable to censorship and about the strategies and tactics that have defeated previous’ censorship attempts, Censorpedia aids the fight for free expression.

Researchers can search for a specific case, year or keyword using the search box, as well as browse by medium, by grounds for censorship, or explore a random case.

Activists can search for ongoing cases or contribute a case that is ongoing or recently resolved.

Artists and cultural producers are similarly invited to add cases they are directly involved with or are familiar with first hand.

Censorpedia builds on the landmark 1994 art project The File Room, initiated by Muntadas.

For more information about censorship visit our Annotated Bibliography


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