France: Once Again, J'Accuse

Once Again, "J'Accuse"

The Dreyfus affair, the infamous turn-of-the-century case of the Jewish army officer who was sent to Devil's Island on trumped-up charges of treason, is troubling France once again. But this time the controversy involves art rather than matters of state: where to place a bronze statue of Alfred Dreyfus, who was finally exonerated in 1906. The 12-ft.-high work by the artist and sculptor Tim, a political cartoonist for the magazine L'Express, was commissioned by Culture Minister Jack Lang as part of a program to promote French sculpture. Tim wanted the bronze to be placed in the courtyard of L'Ecole Militaire, the...

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