Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780748619887
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671137 | DOI:

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The opening section of this chapter contextualises Abstract Expressionism with reference to the Cold War and the desire to make New York the heart of the art world. It looks at the tensions between hegemonic and countercultural practice within Abstract Expressionism, with particular focus on Jackson Pollock. Later, the chapter focuses on other voices and regions, with particular emphasis on Wally Hedrick, Norman Lewis and Jay DeFeo.

Keywords: Abstract Expressionism; Jackson Pollock; Wally Hedrick; Cold War; Clement Greenberg

Chapter.  7873 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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