From the Archive
On View at the Getty Center: Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics 1950-1980
The Peace Tower, an enduring symbol of artistic activism, was inaugurated on February 26, 1966. Ceremonies at the tower featured speeches by Susan Sontag, whose Against Interpretation had appeared the year before; ex-Green Beret Donald Duncan; and Irving Petlin, an organizer of the Artists Protest Committee, who sponsored the tower. During the three months the tower was up, it had to be constantly defended against vandalism.