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Author National Gallery of Australia.

Title American masters 1940-1980
Published [Canberra, A.C.T.] : National Gallery of Australia, 2018


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 MELB  709.73074 War/Amn  AVAILABLE
Description 256 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm
Contents Director's foreword -- Sponsor's foreword -- Our ambitions were high... / Lucina Ward -- Where do you stand? / James Lawrence -- Pop art and its reception / Anthony E. Grudin -- Precursors: New York School -- Colour-field and Post-painterly abstraction -- Neo-Dada, Pop and multiples -- Minimalism -- Conceptual art -- Anti-form: From Soft sculpture to Land art -- Figuration: Photorealism and Funk -- Light -- Video works -- Notes -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Summary The National Gallery of Australia has one of the greatest collections of American art outside the United States.The Gallery's exceptional collection from the mid-twentieth century includes masterworks by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Louise Bourgeois, Lee Krasner and Andy Warhol, among many others. American Masters features both well-known paintings, such as Pollock's Blue poles 1952, as well as many works rarely seen by Australian audiences, revealing the depth of a collection that has never before been presented as a whole
Analysis Australian
Notes Cover title: American masters
Produced on occasion of the exhibition American Masters 1940 - 1980, National Gallery of Australia, 24 August - 11 November 2018
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes © National Gallery of Australia 2018
Subject National Gallery of Australia -- Exhibitions.
Art, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Painting, Abstract -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Abstract expressionism -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Author Ward, Lucina, author, curator
Lawrence, James (James Alexander), author
Grudin, Anthony E., author
National Gallery of Australia, host institution, issuing body
ISBN 9780642334770 hardback
Other Titles American masters