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The Popular Avant-Garde

Posted: February 14, 2018 in Uncategorized




Ali Foreman Kline

At a certain moment the canvas began to appear to one American painter after another as an arena in which to act—rather than as a space in which to reproduce, re-design, analyze or “express” an object, actual or imagined. What was to go on the canvas was not a picture but an event.

–Harold Rosenberg

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Number 1 1948 Pollock

Number 1 (1948)

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Lavender Mist (1950)

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Blue Poles (1952)