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Annual Exhibition 1961: Contemporary American Painting
Dec 13, 1961–Feb 4, 1962

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“There is a gratifying quantity of first-rate painting; there is much that looks tired; some that is suave, and a proportion of the odd gawky works that are always somehow part of an American show when it spreads beyond the specialized territory of voguish successes.” —The New York Times

“The best way to deal with the Annual, no doubt, is to recommend it as a good selection that is necessarily hodge-podge . . .” —The New York Times


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A 30-second online art project:
Ryan Kuo, Hateful Little Thing

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