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Modernism and the novelty trap

Giles Auty considers the purchase of Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles by the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra

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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 on the continuing sense of grievance 502 Bad Gateway felt by his […]