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Athos Zacharias: The Late Work

May 1–October 31, 2020

Always the iconoclast, Athos Zacharias sought to resolve the dichotomy that arose in American art in the 1960s. “I loved Pop art,” he said, “so I wanted to find a way to swoosh it together with Abstract Expressionism.” In his late work, painted in the studio he began building in 1962 on Copeces Lane in The Springs, action painting takes the leading role, though elements of pop-culture imagery make cameo appearances. 

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Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is regarded as the undisputed leader of the Abstract Expressionist movement. In 1945, Pollock married fellow artist Lee Krasner (1908-1984) and moved from New York City to Long Island’s East End. With a loan from art dealer Peggy Guggenheim, they purchased a small homestead on one and a quarter acres overlooking Accabonac Creek in The Springs, near East Hampton.

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