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article imageNew York Abstract Expressionist showing at Toronto's AGO Special

By KJ Mullins
Aug 14, 2011 in Arts
Toronto - A cloudy Sunday in Toronto is the perfect time to tour the AGO's current Abstract Expressionist New York exhibit. Today visitors took the time to explore the works of art that helped shape modern art as we know it.
Featuring over 100 works of artists like Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell and Lee Krasner the exhibit gives museum visitors an artistic view of the New York 1940's and 1950's abstract art scene.
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto s AGO
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto's AGO
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The art in the exhibit ranges from photography, sculpture and brightly coloured paintings giving a true tour of the city's art era.
The artists featured had lived through some of the hardest years of their decade. The Great Depression was part of many of their childhoods, they had watched the dropping of the bomb and witnessed the Holocaust. It was time for a new culture, one veering from the recent pasts horrors to a new gentler culture.
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto s AGO
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto's AGO
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Their works changed modern art. Some like Jackson Pollock and Helen Frankenthaler used their own bodies as paint brushes. These artists didn't go for quiet expression, their pieces were big, bold and powerful.
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto s AGO
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto's AGO
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The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto s AGO
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto's AGO
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There is a gift shop inside the exhibit offering visitors a chance to have a piece of the era with them always.
Tour guides are available from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Tickets for visiting AGO's Abstract Expressionist New York exhibit along with other exhibits are $25.00 for adults, $21.50 for seniors and $16.50 for youth and students with valid IDs. The museum is open every day except for Mondays.
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto s AGO
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto's AGO
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The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto s AGO
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto's AGO
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The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto s AGO
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto's AGO
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The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto s AGO
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto's AGO
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The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto s AGO
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto's AGO
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The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto s AGO
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto's AGO
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The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto s AGO
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto's AGO
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The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto s AGO
The New York Abstract Expressionist is at Toronto's AGO
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