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Florence Berkman on Black, White and Grey, Wadsworth Atheneum, 1964

Related to Erased de Kooning Drawing, 1953

Florence Berkman, “Pop Art on Exhibition Free, Far Out,” Hartford Times, January 11, 1964. Courtesy Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Archives, Hartford, CT

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In this review of the Wadsworth Atheneum exhibition Black, White and Grey: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture (January 9–February 9, 1964), Florence Berkman singles out Rauschenberg’s Erased de Kooning Drawing (1953) as the “most unusual work” in the show. Despite Berkman’s somewhat tepid review, the exhibition, organized by Samuel Wagstaff, has found a place in art history as one of the earliest cohesive presentations of the movement that would come to be known as Minimalism.

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