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Peter Burr, Sunshine Monument

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1953 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting

Oct 15–Dec 6, 1953

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

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“. . . this year there are more pictures over-large for the statements they make, more examples of enforced novelty than usual and a considerably higher percentage than usual of artists who were represented in the preceding annual.” —The New York Times

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