Title: abstract fruit
created on 18 Jan 20

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1. chelydra wrote:
 Seen big, this does have the feeling of some of those wall-filling hard-edge indecipherable paintings from circa 1960...
2. chelydra wrote:
 ...when the abstract expressionists were succumbing to self-doubt and the Poppers and Oppers hadn't yet convinced everyone that art's just an expensive joke.
3. chelydra wrote:
 So there was that in-between moment when artists no longer expected to be taken seriously but hadn't fully realized they're just court jesters for the haute bourgeoisie...
4. chelydra wrote:
 So what kind of art came to the fore during that not-particularly-pregnant pause? Figurative art was horse-and-buggy nostalgia, social commentary was a relic of the Depression...
5. chelydra wrote:
 ...and whatever message was implied in the Abstract Expressionists' grand statements was just too much of a muchness (as my grandma used to say)
6. chelydra wrote:
 So for a few years the New York galleries mostly showed paintings that didn't try to "say" anything but were nice to look at. Which this is.
7. AFSOUTH wrote:

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