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American Dreams and absent friends

By Emma Crichton-Miller   March 2017

Glags I. Colour screen print by Jasper Johns, 1973

American Dream

British Museum, 9th March to 18th June

In 1960s America, print-making underwent a revolution. Stimulated by the vibrant visual culture of this confident world power, a young generation transformed the medium into a fine art. This landmark exhibition features 200 prints from 70 artists, from the woodcut “Stowage” by the African-American Willie Cole, to Claes Oldenburg’s three-way plug etching. Major artists of the last 50 years—from Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, Donald Judd and Andy Warhol…

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