Topics in American Art since 1945

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The selections in this volume have been previously published in various publications, including Art International: "Melpomene and Graffiti: Adolph Gottlieb's Early Work"; Artforum: "The Biomorphic '40s," "Agnes Martin," "Robert Smithson's Development"; Art News: "Gesture into Form: The Later Paintings of Norman Bluhm"; Arts Magazine: "Jackson Pollock's Black Paintings," "Marilyn as Subject Matter," "Roy Lichtenstein's Period Style," "Hi-way Culture (with Notes on D'Arcangelo," "Art as Likeness," part of "Allan Kaprow: Two Views," "Arakawa: An Interview"; Auction: "Pop Art: The Words," "The Expanding and Disappearing Work of Art"; The Nation: "Jackson Pollock's 'Psychoanalytic Drawings,' " "Willem de Kooning," "Sol LeWitt," "Jasper Johns' Map," "George Segal," part of "Allan Kaprow: Two Views," the discussion of Kenneth Noland in "The Uses and Limits of Art Criticism," "Radio City Music Hall"; Studio International: "The Public Sculpture Problem." "The Reuben Gallery," "Barnett Newman: The Stations of the Cross and the Subjects of the Artist," and "Systemic Painting" are from the catalogues of exhibitions that I arranged at the Solomon A. Guggenheim Museum in 1965 and 1966. "Serial Forms" is from the catalogue of the exhibit "American Sculpture of the 60s," arranged by Maurice Tuchman at the Los Angeles County Museum in 1967, and "Leon Polk Smith" is from the catalogue of an exhibition arranged by Gerald Nordland at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1968. "Rauschenberg's Graphics" is the catalogue text of an exhibition arranged by Stephen Prokopoff for the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, in 1970. "Artists and Photographs" was published on the occasion of an exhibition of this name at Multiples, Inc., in the same year. "Photo-Realism" was written for the catalogue of an exhibition of selected works from the Ludwig Collection and others, shown by the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1973. "Notes on Op Art" was first printed in The New Art, edited by Gregory Battcock (1966), and the introduction to "Stolen" is from a book published jointly by Multiples Inc., Colorcraft Lithographers, and the Dwan Gallery in 1970.

I wish to thank editors and publishers of the various publications for their permission to use the writings included here.

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  • Topics in American Art Since 1945 *
  • Contents 7
  • List of Illustrations 9
  • Introduction 11
  • Acknowledgments 13
  • Abstract Expressionism 15
  • The Biomorphic '40s 17
  • Melpomene and Graffiti - Adolph Gottlieb's Early Work 25
  • The American Sublime 31
  • Barnett Newman - The Stations of the Cross and the Subjects of the Artist 42
  • Jackson Pollock's Black Paintings 52
  • Jackson Pollock's "Psychoanalytic Drawings" 58
  • Willem De Kooning 62
  • The Sixties, I - Hard Edge and Systems 65
  • Leon Polk Smith 67
  • Systemic Painting 76
  • Serial Forms 92
  • Sol Lewitt 96
  • Agnes Martin - (with an Appendix) 100
  • Gesture into Form - The Later Paintings of Norman Bluhm 111
  • The Sixties, II - Pop Art 117
  • Pop Art - The Words 119
  • Jim Dine 123
  • Rauschenberg's Graphics 125
  • Jasper Johns' Map 136
  • Marilyn as Subject Matter 140
  • Roy Lichtenstein's Period Style 145
  • The Reuben Gallery - A Chronology 151
  • In Place 155
  • The Sixties, III - Problems of Representation 161
  • Hi-Way Culture - (with Notes on Alan D'Arcangelo) 163
  • Art as Likeness - (with a Note on Post-Pop Art) 171
  • George Segal 182
  • Photo-Realism 185
  • Art and Interface 193
  • Allan Kaprow, Two Views 195
  • Artists and Photographs 201
  • The Expanding and Disappearing Work of Art 207
  • Stolen - (with Arakawa: an Interview) 213
  • Radio City Music Hall 218
  • Robert Smithson's Development 221
  • Art Criticism and Society 237
  • Notes on Op Art 239
  • The Public Sculpture Problem 245
  • The Uses and Limits of Art Criticism 251
  • Index 271
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