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Modernism and the novelty trap

Giles Auty considers the purchase nginx/1.17.10 of Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles by the 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


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commemorated the dismissal of the Whitlam government thirty years ago and commented on

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