A newly unveiled exhibit at the Princeton Art Museum highlights the rich controversy amongst abstract painters in the latter half of the 20th century.
“Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Haskell Collection’’ features key pieces by celebrated artists like Josef Albers, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, Hans Hofmann, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg and others.
The 27 priceless exemplars by 23 American, Canadian and European painters come from the collection of Preston H. Haskell III, a 1960 Princeton University graduate and longstanding museum benefactor. The selections demonstrate the branching approaches to the painting process that evolved amongst avant-garde artists from 1950 to 1990.
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