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Modernism and the novelty trap

Giles Auty considers the purchase of Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles by the

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National Gallery of Australia in Canberra in 1973 and what such an acquisition signifies. A few months back, a rash of articles appeared in the press
which commemorated the dismissal of the Whitlam government thirty years ago and commented 404 Not Found on the continuing sense of grievance felt by his […]