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1959: The Albright-Knox Gallery Exhibition Recreated

Clyfford Still, the prolific mid-century painter, is generally considered to be a core member of the American Abstract Expressionist movement, a style promoted by a group of New York artists in the late 1940s and 1950s. To a significant extent, … Continue reading

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Formal Reduction in Claus Oldenburg’s Good Humor Bar

Shapes Are No Laughing Matter: Form in Claus Oldenburg’s Good Humor Bar Claes Oldenburg’s 1970 lithograph print Alphabet in the Form of a Good Humor Bar is, in spite of its childish and miniscule subject matter, a seemingly monolithic creation. The … Continue reading

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Dadaism, Surrealism, and the Situationist International

In his Situationist saga The Society of the Spectacle, the group’s foremost theorist Guy Debord critiques the failure of the Dadaist and Surrealist movements while simultaneously admitting them to be of utmost influence on the Situationists themselves. He explains that “Dadaism … Continue reading

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