These pictures are strictly the latest thing. This week they are being shown in a Paris gallery, along with 17 other examples of "American Vanguard Art." The U.S. has welcomed a lot of hard-to-take art from Paris, and this collection seems calculated to show Paris that U.S. abstractionists can dish it out too.

Critics who may object to such a choice of exports from the U.S. are likely to be reminded that most of their predecessors stuffily condemned every new art movement since Manet. Yet there is nothing really new about U.S. abstractionism. It is just more helter-skelter than the kind practiced...

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