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Art of the Western World: Shattering the Myths/New, Newer, Newest.

Examines why the appearance of abstract expression caused the United States to become a center for the visual arts. Reviews the diversity of styles in the postwar period, including the work of Pollock, Warhol, Oldenburg. Also examines the explosive internationalization of the art world in the 1970s and 1980s. Features experts Rosalind Krauss, Germano Celant, and Clement Greenberg. 1989. 30 min.
View this series online (via Annenberg/CPB).