Desert X Loses Early Donor Over Saudi Arabian Edition

October 17th, 2019

Following Desert X’s partnership with Saudi Arabia on its next exhibition, an early donor for the project, The MaddocksBrown Foundation will withdraw funding.  “It’s like inviting Hitler to a tea party in 1943 — I see a simile here,” says artist Ed Ruscha. “I see Saudi Arabia as being in desperate need of cultural legitimacy, and this is a way to move the spotlight away from their other problems.”

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