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This edition: In Our Own Time

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Part 1. Shattering the Myths
Part 2. New, Newer, Newest
With the appearance of the Abstract Expressionist movement in New York, the United States becomes an important center for the visual arts. Scanning the extraordinary diversity of the post-war period, the program focuses on Jackson Pollock's "Action Painting," with original footage of the artist at work on "One;" considers the skyscraper as the cathedral of a new commercial age; and, analyzes the satirical Pop works of Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Works by a variety of artists in Europe and the United States demonstrate the explosive internationalization of the art world in the 1970s and '80s.

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