To me, the funny part about the Question-vs.-art story is that Ayn Rand's idea of The Only Acceptable Art was, ironically enough, functionally IDENTICAL to Joe Stalin's. Seriously, the art she advocated? Socialist Realism. Theme for theme, composition for composition. Look at the ideologically-correct manly-man painting Ditko renders, and look at this or this or this, and you'll see what I mean.