art

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at columbia.edu
Sat May 25 05:47:38 MDT 1996


On Fri, 24 May 1996, Doug Henwood wrote:

>
> Didn't the U.S. State Department and the Rockefellers promote abstract
> expressionism for frankly imperialist anti-socialist reasons during the
> 1950s? Difficult, pure, expensive, and free of visible social relations?
>
>

Louis: All this is documented in Serge Guilbaut's "How New York Stole the
Idea of Modern Art", a brilliant study of abstract expressionism's
State Department ties.



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