„We all know in our gut that art educates. In other societies, they're aware of the power it has of speaking directly to the masses, teaching them to be better socialists, better citizens. The trouble is that with us it's fallen into the wrong hands. Forget the speculators… The concept of the collector is so rotten by now that it stinks.“

—  Mary McCarthy, livro Cannibals and Missionaries

Cannibals and Missionaries (1979)

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1912 - 1989

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