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American Masters - National Gallery of Australia

The NGA invites you to experience an extraordinary survey of American art from the 1940s to the late 1970s, displaying together in the one place for the first time the greatest American works of art that make the NGA’s collection globally renowned. American Masters 1940–1980 will examine how European émigrés such as Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse and Josef Albers influenced a generation of young Americans to challenge local traditions and reinvent modern art. It will also highlight the sensational international impact of the era’s major artists, including Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Chuck Close, Donald Judd, Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois.
This exhibition (24.08.2018 - 11.11.2018) has been designed to show the wealth of the NGA’s collection of American art, including its world-class holdings of paintings and works on paper by the New York School, most famously Pollock’s Blue poles, Sol Lewitt’s huge wall drawing (specially remade for the show) and a selection of spectacular light works by Dan Flavin, Bruce Nauman, Keith Sonnier and James Turrell. (Text: National Gallery of Australia)