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Portrait of Adolph Gottlieb

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Description: Portrait of Adolph Gottlieb
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Description: Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics
IN 1945, JEAN-PAUL Sartre observed of Americans, “It is when he is acting like everyone else that he feels most reasonable and most American; it is in displaying his conformism that he feels freest. . . . The peculiarity of the American, on the other hand, is that he regards his thought as universal.” In fact, the belief that the individual is the source and the repository of all social rights and human creativity was a legacy of the great eighteenth-century revolutions in the West. To …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.43-57
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00006.007

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