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Description: Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics
JACKSON POLLOCK PEERS from a dark interior over a foreground crowded with cans of paint, squinting warily at readers from the pages of the 9 November 1959 issue of Life magazine (fig. 2). Despite its title, “Baffling U.S. Art,” the article accompanying the photograph calls Pollock’s work the most influential in the world and credits him with having created a style that was “tense, explosive, mysterious, and altogether new.” The tone of the posthumous article (Pollock died in an automobile …
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