Art: The Younger Generation

What comes after abstraction? The question is probably still premature, but for trend-sifters who look to the younger generation for clues. Manhattan this week offers possibilities by the dozen. The Whitney Museum of American Art, in its first "Young America" show, is displaying 121 works by 30 artists under 35; the Museum of Modern Art, in its "Recent American Acquisitions," includes works by some two dozen younger painters; the Jewish Museum will open its first younger-artist group show with 58 works by 23 artists developing the theme, "The New York School—Second Generation."

Main fact to emerge is that the shock treatment of...

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