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Yesterday my J-Term class visited The Big Picture: Abstract Expressionist New York, an exhibition at MoMA that is on display through April 25. One of the pieces that particularly caught my eye was a small photo by Minor White (1908-1976) entitled Peeled Paint on Store Window, San Francisco . Taken in 1951, the photograph resembles the kind of abstraction created in paint by Willem de Kooning in Painting (1948), shown below:

[caption id=”attachment_2310″ align=”aligncenter” width=”480″ caption=”Painting (1948) by Willem de Kooning. Enamel and oil on canvas, 42 5/8 x 56 1/8" (108.3 x 142.5 cm). Purchase.