Life magazine and the Abstract Expressionists, 1948-51: A historiographic study of late Bohemian enterprise

Collins, Bradford R.
June 1991
Art Bulletin;Jun91, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p283
Academic Journal
Examines the relationship between "Life" magazine and the emerging Abstract Expressionists during the years 1948-1951 and analyzes the various motives behind the long-standing endeavor to mythicize those relations. "Life" magazine's tolerance and support for modern art as seen through its educational articles on the tradition's roots and methods; Why "Life" is frequently cited for its insensitive antagonism to them; 1949 article on Jackson Pollock.


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