Art: The Postwar Decade

What has been art's course in the decade since World War II? Future historians may be able to chart it neatly. Contemporaries cannot, for most art of any age is chaff which only the winds of time winnow away. But by the same token, the living can see more of today's art, good and bad. than future historians ever will. Last week the work of close to a thousand postwar artists was on view in New York City alone. The spring downpour of big survey exhibitions offered a new and broad perspective of contemporary...

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