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With the advent of abstract expressionism after World War II, the world of art moved from Paris to New York. Ashton's role embodies the vitality of the cultural milieu in…

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With the advent of abstract expressionism after World War II, the world of art moved from Paris to New York. Ashton's role embodies the vitality of the cultural milieu in which New York school artists worked and argued and criticized each other's work from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Ashton, who works from undiscovered archives, from contemporary newspapers and books, and from intense conversations with the men and women who took part in the renaissance of New York School, provide the rich cultural and intellectual history of this period. When examining the complex sources of this important movement - from the WPA program in the 1930s and the flow of European ideas to recognition in the 1950s of the American painting on an international scale - the works of an extraordinary group of artists, including William De Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Ed Reinhardt, Philippe Juston, Barnett Newman, Archie Gorky, and many others.

Rare documentary images illustrate Ashton's classic assessment of the New York school scene.



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