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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Abstract Expressionists and the National Promotion of Art

"The Abstract Expressionists emerged from obscurity in the late 1940s to establish New York as the centre of the art world – but some say they became pawns of US spies in the Cold War" - Alastair Sooke investigates (BBC)

One might make the same sort of argument about any country or state that sponsors or supports art exhibitions nationally or internationally.

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