Art may be the True Form of Disarmament by Bonnie Sherk

BOMB 6 Summer 1983
006 Summer 1983
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Photo by Bonnie Sherk.

Art may be the True Form of Disarmament, is a new patriotic flag (red, white, and blue, nylon, 6 × 10 feet), designed by the artist and manufactured by the Valley Forge Flag Company of Pennsylvania, one of America’s oldest flagmakers. This flag is meant to fly wherever there is an elephant and a donkey. This picture shows the flag hanging on F Street in NW Washington, DC March, April, 1983.

Dr. Agitt Tortured by Sue Coe
One Piece: Clearly Confused by Natalie Baxter
Natalie Baxter Clearly Confused

The artist talks about the genesis, composition, and execution of a recently completed work.

Have We Done Enough to Remember? Have We Remembered Enough?: Contemplating AIDS in Contemporary Art by Jareh Das
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Artists and exhibitions address the AIDS crisis.

Marcos Castro and Baris Gokturk by Sabine Russ

Fashioning ersatz artifacts and museological displays, two artists dispense with individual authorship to inhabit the “speculative nature of history” with an eye on the future.

Originally published in

BOMB 6, Summer 1983

Kathy Acker by Mark Magill, Jene Highstein, Mark Pauline, James Son Thomas, art by Anthony McCall, Judy Pfaff, Richard Serra, and more.

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006 Summer 1983