Artist: Ralph Ginzburg|
Confronting Bodies: US Supreme Court
Date of Action: Unknown - but see below.
Specific Location: Unknown - but see below.
Description of Artwork: Erotic art, unusual in that it wasn't "common smut", but rather poems, paintings, and the like.
Description of Incident: Ralph was tried under the usual anti-pornography laws, and found guilty. Court specifically ruled that material had "no redeeming social value", despite its obvious artistic content.
Results of Incident: Jail time for Mr. Ginzburg.
Source: Go purchase a copy of "Eros on Trial", which is available for sale on the web. This short booklet describes the incident in detail, including trial transcripts. It's very interesting reading.
Submitted By: Josh Yelon (email@example.com)
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