Today our friends from Anthony Moore Painting Conservation picked up over 30 paintings in Manhattan for the upcoming Postwar Abstraction show. Next week we will receive another 15 works from Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Santa Fe. Artists such as Sam Francis, Hans Hoffman, George Mc'Neil, Jack Roth, Ludwig Sander, Norman Bluhm, Hannes Beckman, and Ralph Coburn are a few of the artists represented in this monumental exhibition.
The exhibition will focus on both abstract expressionism and geometric abstraction which was championed in the 1950s by the New York School. These initial works were created by a small group of artists who had fled Europe during World War II to seek refuge in America. Their work dramatically changed the direction of American Art and placed America, and New York City, as the new center of contemporary art.