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Three X 215. three em). assortment, The Museum of recent paintings, manhattan. Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund. Fig. 14. advert Reinhardt, T! Je Rescue of paintings. college drawing released in Newsweek, August 12, 1946. Courtesy The velocity Gallery, long island. Fig. sixteen. Romare Beardon, notice b/eue. released in Calziers d'Art, 1947. Courtesy Sammuel Kootz Gallery and Romare Beardon. T • Fig. 18. Byron Browne, Queell of the Cmstacea11s (1948). Oil on canvas, 38 x 30". picture courtesy of the property of Byron Browne. Fig. 17. Carl Holty, bushes. released in Cahiers d'Art, 1947. Courtesy Elizabeth Holty. Fig. 19. Byron Browne and Samuel Kaatz status in entrance of The 4 Horseme11 of the Apocalypse (1946). picture courtesy of the property of Byron Browne. Fig. 20. Drawing through Jackson Pollock in commercial for County houses, Inc. , in Partisan overview 15, no. nine (September 1948). © Partisan overview 1948. Courtesy of David Swope. Fig. 21. "Not Left, no longer correct, yet an important Center," long island instances journal, April four, 1948. © 1948 by way of the hot York instances corporation. Reprinted via permission. Fig. 22. Philip Evergood, Remmciatimz (1946). Oil on canvas, 49lf4 x 35W'. inner most assortment. no longer Left, now not correct, Bu. t a necessary Ce:nter T HE noblts, strolling Into the French A~! $~. \mbly of 1789, took their conventional position of bonar at the pn. s\- The wish of the long run lies within the widening and deepening of th~ democratic heart flooring. dt. nt't correct, The 3rd property grouped defllillUy at the lett. Thu:s arQl! e tht- department wbkh, at nut a quutlon or protoeol, V. '11. eleven quickly eonverW right into a qui>. \! · ! ~on ot polities and· emotion. As pa. rlla· mentatlllll. lam reaehed ita top within the l~lt via llRTJltfO M. SCHLESINGEll JR. aimpllcitl~ of tht> n! netl'f'nth tl'nlury, whilst the proper intended those that wtshed to pr~sen·e the ex. I!! Ung order and the Lett At th,. comparable Ume, new eomplexitlell have been <. wertaklng the LdL The d~lara· Uonl! of the Rights or guy, the spirit of cert. alnbiL"ilcte~pecU---at. otautarlanlftate constitution, a trlngl"' celebration, a pacesetter, a mystery pe con- The construction of an American Avant-Garde I 151 ing with the wishes of a brand new international expansionism were authorized within the identify of inventive freedom. 179 the arriving of yank paintings at the banks of the Seine used to be greeted with an identical suspicion because the tidal wave of yank movies and American efforts to chip away on the marketplace for haute couture: Paris has once more gained the battle for attractiveness. as though in line with sure couturiers at the different aspect of the Atlantic, who've been appearing as if that they had not anything extra to benefit from Paris and the previous global, [this season's] collections are extra luxurious and delicately subtle than ever they have been in happier occasions. a hundred and eighty What looked to be taking place early in 1947 was once the orchestration of a wide-ranging and all yet unstoppable cultural offensive opposed to France.

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