CULTURE & ARTS
01/04/2013 04:23 pm ET Updated Mar 06, 2013

Lena Dunham's Art-world Roots, Still Showing Online

She's been praised as the voice of her generation -- and derided as the pale-white child of privilege. But in all the fuss over what "Girls" creator/actor Lena Dunham represents in Our Culture Today, one contribution of hers has been shortchanged.

As the daughter of photographer Laurie Simmons and painter Carroll Dunham, she is one of the few people in TV to hold up a mirror (so accurate and so warped) to the serious silliness of the contemporary art world.

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