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The New York School in Los Angeles

AS IS FITTING AND PROPER, the first exhibition of contemporary art organized by the new Los Angeles County Museum of Art is an extensive, historical presentation of the artists of the New York School the largest of its kind so far organized. Selected by the new Curator of Modern Art, Maurice Tuchman, the exhibition, in a sense, serves notice that few of the future activities of the contemporary wing of the Museum will be truly understandable until the achievement of this group is understood; all modern art, for the foreseeable future, must, in greater measure or less, be seen with reference to their prodigious accomplishment.

The exhibition takes place at a time when the entire edifice of Abstract Expressionism is being tapped for hollow spots by another generation, and it is very much about time the world, and especially, perhaps, the West Coast, had a long look of this kind at what that

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