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|Support Free Expression! See Great Political Art!|
|Date||Thursday November 04|
|Time||5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
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TOOMEY TOURELL GALLERY
49 GEARY STREET, FOURTH FLOOR
The First Amendment Project (FAP) and Toomey Tourell Gallery are pleased to welcome you to a fundraiser in conjunction with their current exhibition, artist Clinton Fein's Numb & Number. The controversial exhibition includes two of the images destroyed by a Palo Alto-based printing service prior to the opening of the exhibit, citing "unacceptable content standards." The exhibit deals with current events and the horrors and anguish of war as depicted in the graphic, editorialized images of Clinton Fein.
Please join First Amendment Project's Executive Director, David Greene, Clinton Fein, Stephen Tourell and Nancy Toomey for a toast-raising and fundraiser to benefit the First Amendment Project.
15% of art sales will be donated to The First Amendment Project.
The First Amendment Project is a nonprofit, civil liberties organization dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of information, expression, and petition. For nearly ten years, FAP has provided advice, educational materials, and legal representation to its core constituency of activists, journalists, and artists in service of these fundamental liberties. Through its Artistic Freedom Initiative, FAP promotes civil discourse by connecting artists who create political or controversial art with Bay Area audiences.
For more information on the show, please click here, or to to find out more about The First Amendment Project, please click here.
For more coverage regarding the exhibition and the printing dispute:
As Nov. 2 nears, artists get in their last licks, sending up Bush and company on center stage
By Steve Winn
San Francisco Chronicle
October 20, 2004
Clinton Fein and the Art of Political Protest
By Deborah Phillips
Printer rebels at artist's imagery
By Louise Roug
The Los Angeles Times
October 13, 2004
2 of Clinton Fein's political works run afoul of his printer's policies
By Kenneth Baker
The San Francisco Chronicle
October 12, 2004
Annoy.com Webmaster says war art censored
By Paul Festa
October 6, 2004
Print shop refuses to release political images
By Jack Fischer
San Jose Mercury News
October 6, 2004
Local Artist Censored: Printing Company Refuses To Release Abu Ghraib Images For Exhibition
Not In Our Name Press Release
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