Christo's Gates, Central Park, NY (2004)
These photos include art discussed in Kammen's 'Visual Shock: A History of Controversies in American Culture'
Works of art might make you oooh, and ahhh, but they can also shock: religious icons in unmentionable waste, the American flag underfoot, or a woman cast in bronze tumbling forever from the World Trade Center. All contribute to visual shock and our look at art controversies in America.
Michael Kammern; Author of Visual Shock: A History of Art Controversies in American Culture