Abstract Expressionism In The Cia

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The valid proof of the CIA involvement with the abstract expressionism would be possible only if relevant CIA documentation would be ever published. Until then, there is a room for speculation and logical “connecting of the dots” that we see in Eva Cockroft essay. The book by Frances Stonor Saunders published in 2001, “The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters” explores the same subject and yet, employs only the indirect evidence. Although we can guess whether popularization of the abstract expressionism was a clandestine CIA’s operation or not, the fact is: the abstract expressionism has been was turned into the ideological counterbalance for the socialist realism proliferated by the former Soviet Union. In the former
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