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Paintings from the 1980s

Whitney Museum, New York

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Fast Forward

In the 1980s, painting recaptured the imagination of the contemporary art world against a backdrop of expansive change. Despite the growing popularity of new mediums such as photography and video, many artists actively embraced painting, freely exploring its bold physicality and unique capacity for expression and innovation. The exhibition includes work by artists often identified with this explosive period—Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Salle, and Julian Schnabel—as well as by several lesser-known painters, and is drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection. Find out more about the ‘Fast Forward’ exhibition from the Whitney Museum of American Art’s website.

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