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Abstract-Express Yourself

April 27, 2011

The MoMa’s most bombastic, triumphant showAbstract Expressionist New
is coming to Canada.

Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, de Kooning: are you lining up yet? The
history of America’s first, and still-best (since you asked me), art
style is splendid enough to enthrall even seen-it-all gallery-goers.

For its sojourn at the Art
Gallery of Ontario
, AbEx NY (as it’s affectionately called) will
have to be pared downwhich might make it easier to appreciate. Still,
it’ll be impossible not to see how big (literally and figuratively) this
movement is. In the Eighties, painting was declared dead. The rumours
turned out to be exaggerated, as anyone can tell you now. But while
Abstract Expressionism lived, painting had never been more vital. SNP

Tickets to Abstract Expressionist New York at the AGO go on sale this
Saturday, April 30 (opens May 28). Adult admission is $25. For more
information, or to purchase, see call 416-979-6655 or visit


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