Richard Hell writes, in the NYR Daily, “Following the mid-twentieth-century triumph of New York’s Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, and their cohort of Abstract Expressionists and Color Field painters, what could the next generation of American artists do?” The exhibition “Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965,” “captures the fertile tumult of this period,” he writes. “The artists range widely in both aesthetic aims and levels of eventual renown. Most show the influence of de Kooning and, to a lesser extent, Pollock. Every history of art is an alternative history and that’s a central, uncommon, welcome message of this show and book.”
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