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Early Years in Europe Teaching in America Birth of a Movement Celebrating a Master
1958
Pop Art, with its irony and playfulness, emerges as a reaction to the subjectivity and heroicism of Abstract Expressionism and as a critique of post-war consumerism.
1960
John F. Kennedy is elected as the thirty-fifth President of the United States.
1960
Hofmann, along with Philip Guston, Franz Kline and Theodore Roszac, represents the United States at the XXX Venice Biennale.
1961
Fluxus artists revive the premise of Dada, challenging bourgeois attitudes through the presentation of spontaneous and provocative art performances and “happenings.” For the Museum of Modern Art's traveling show "Hans Hofmann and His Students", Allan Kaprow creates “Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofmann,” in which visitors are invited to rearrange the furniture in two rooms.
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“Through a painting we can see the whole world” -Hans Hofmann, 1952
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