Philip Guston, Painting, 1950. 1954. Oil on canvas, 63 1/4 x 60 1/8" (160.6 x 152.7 cm). Philip Johnson Fund. © 2010 The Estate of Philip Guston.

Bradley Walker Tomlin, Number 9: In Praise of Gertrude Stein, 1950. Oil on canvas, 49" x 8' 6 1/4" (124.5 x 259.8 cm). Gift of Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller.

LEFT: Hedda Sterne, New York, VIII, 1954. Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 6' 1/8" x 42" (183.2 x 106.7 cm). Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Neuberger Fund. © 2010 Hedda Sterne / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York . RIGHT: Lee Krasner, Untitled, Number 3, 1951. Oil on canvas, 6' 10 1/2" x 57 7/8" (209.5 x 146.8 cm). Mrs. Ruth Dunbar Cushing Fund. © 2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Days after seeing this show, I read the UK’s Independent 1995 article: Modern art was CIA ‘weapon’.  I haven’t read Who Paid the Piper: The CIA and the Cultural Cold War by Frances Stonor Saunders. Have you? What do you think?

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