Friday, March 26, 2010

ART WARS: Hooligan

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:11 AM

You Can't Make This Stuff Up


Art review by Holland Cotter in The New York Times this morning–

"Although Confucius initially escaped severe censure by Mao, in the early 1970s he became 'No. 1 hooligan,' the embodiment of the hated 'four olds' (old culture, old ideology, old customs and old habits), a symbol of ruling-class oppression."

For another hooligan fond of old customs, see yesterday's post and Sterling Hayden in "The Asphalt Jungle"–

James Whitmore and Sterling Hayden in 1950-- Year of the Hooligan

Related material:

China's Cultural Revolution portrayed Confucius as the 'number one hooligan' (Yale U. Press, 2001)

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