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    George Ade, America’s great humorist from the Midwest, used to capitalize all words that were suspiciously capable of multiple meanings or innuendoes. This caution leads to difficult typography, but it provides a good. model for art criticism. We can write with an easy conscience about “Abstract Expressionism” by thinking of it as “AE” in capitals, even though critics have long realized that some of the major painters associated with the movement may be neither/nor. Perhaps the most successful effort to bypass the problem of terminology came from Harold Rosenberg, who suggested “Action Painting”

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