Art: Here: Now

The 16 paintings on the next eight pages of this issue of TIME are part of a collection of 102 that perform a rare service. They strikingly catch a moment in the development of U.S. art—and the moment they catch is now. Only nine of the 102 were painted before 1959; all but one of the artists represented are living. Most of the names in the "dream list"—from Adler to Zerbe—are to be found in the catalogues of the best art museums in the U.S.

Not a temporary roundup of pictures borrowed for a single showing, "Art: USA: Now" is the collection...

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