I had a really rich studio visit with #MaryReidKelly and her husband #PatrickKelley today. They pointed me to this incredible painting by #MarkTansey titled: Triumph of the New York School.
The right side features Clement Greenberg, Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko, etc., in Army uniforms around Army vehicles. On the left side, Andre Breton’s back is turned to us (he is signing the treaty of surrender), Picasso is the one in the fur coat, while Duchamp stands rather aloofly, hands in pockets.
The metaphorical United States inheritance of European Modernism after the World War, as a territory and ideaology.