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United States of Abstraction: Artistes américains en France, 1946-1964

Group show with works by Robert Breer
Musée d’arts de Nantes
February 12 - May 24, 2021

United States of Abstraction: Artistes américains en France, 1946-1964 explores the intense presence of American artists and how they helped redefine abstract art in France, at a time when the global geography of art was in upheaval.

After the Second World War, the spotlight turned to New York, at the expense of Paris, which lost its status as the world capital of art. The history of Abstract Expressionism, of the New York schools, and its heroes, Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning among others, thus becomes the dominant art narrative in 1945.

Consisting of around a hundred works, paintings, sculptures, from European and American public and private collections, the exhibition is accompanied by numerous documents allowing an understanding of the period.

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