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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 in 1973 and

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what such an acquisition signifies. A few months back, a 404 Not Found 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 felt by his […]