MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
B u d a p e s t, December 1980
Subject: Assessment report related to the confidential investigation into “Painter”
R E P O R T
“Painter’s” efforts aimed at building a network have strengthened. He has already extended his network of connections to the entire cultural scene, of which we know the most important ones. He maintains contact with the vast majority of Western citizens by correspondence only. (…)
The information we attained confirms that György Galántai continues to pursue his activity going against the party’s cultural policy. He has not stopped distributing materials – at times inciting in content – sent to the Art Pool archives and including these in exhibitions. Information was recently gained about his intention to establish contact with some members of the internal opposition. He agrees with their activities and supports some of their actions.
The hostile activity of our target person with the alias “Painter” as well as his intensifying efforts aimed at building foreign and domestic relations and the large number of – seemingly official – propaganda materials he sends abroad interfere with our international cultural relations. During his actions, he collaborates with persons whose ‘art’ is not supported in our country.
It is recommended that the confidential investigation be extended until 31 December 1981.
Tibor Horváth, 1st lieutenant
Registry number: 4/5-923.
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