Abstract Expressionism

Royal Academy of Arts, London


Exploring an unparalleled period in American art, this long awaited exhibition reveals the full breadth of a movement that will forever be associated with the boundless creative energy of 1950s New York. In the era of free jazz and the Beat Generation, artists like Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning broke from accepted conventions to unleash a new confidence in painting. Read more.

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(1955), Franz Kline, Vawdavitch.

Vawdavitch (1955), Franz Kline. © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2016

(1950), Clyfford Still, PH-950.

PH-950 (1950), Clyfford Still. © the Clyfford Still Museum

(1960), Lee Krasner, The Eye is the First Circle

The Eye is the First Circle (1960), Lee Krasner. © ARS, NY and DACS, London 2016

(1950), David Smith, Star Cage.

Star Cage (1950), David Smith. © Estate of David Smith/DACS, London/VAGA, New York 2016Hom


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