Perhaps even more interesting than the images we see in the New York Times are the pictures censored by it. From "politically incorrect" Obama cartoons to a snowfall that an editor interpreted as an ejaculation, many pieces of art commissioned by the NYT never actually made it to print. Until now, of course.
In a new paperback, "All The Art That's Fit To Print (And Some That Wasn't): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page" we see the rise of the opinion page, and the accompanying cartoons that gave the page an edge over other publications.
Paving the road for future bloggers, the Op-Ed page allowed outsiders to comment alongside the establishment, not only through words but also through art. This, not surprisingly, brought along various images that ranged from not-quite-kosher to downright blasphemous, at least according to Times editors. Written by Jerelle Kraus, former art director for the page, the provocative book examines the images that shattered the conventions of newspaper imagery.
Check out some of the artworks below and let us know, are you flabbergasted? Appalled? Kind of confused as to why they'd be censored in the first place?
Let us know if you think these images weren't 'fit to print' in the comments section.
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