Art: From Sticks to Cenotaphs

At New York's Guggenheim Museum, a view of new British art

For the past two decades, Americans have known less about contemporary English art than vice versa, and there is no mystery why. The English, by and large, have not been aggressive in sending the work of their living artists abroad, while American museums, foundations and dealers have flooded Europe with every kind of U.S. "product" from abstract expressionism to photorealism. No market, no museum shows: few American museums in recent years have given any hint that England has sculptors younger...

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