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Art and PluralismLawrence Alloway's Cultural Criticism$
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Nigel Whiteley

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846316456

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846316708

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Art and Pluralism
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Lawrence Alloway (1926–1990) can be considered one of the founders of contemporary cultural ideals. One of the most esteemed art critics of the post-war years, Alloway was significantly involved with both the Independent Group and the Place and Situation painters in London during the 1950s. At the beginning of the 1960s, he moved to New York, where he became a leading interpreter of Pop art, ‘systemic’ abstraction, and the realist revival as well as women's art. He wrote more than 800 texts ranging from books to reviews and catalogues essays and displayed wholehearted commitment to pluralism and diversity in both art and society. In post-war London, Alloway witnessed an art scene that was impoverished but received a boost from the newly elected Socialist government's emphasis on culture. Art News and Review, a magazine launched by Richard Gainsborough in 1949, proved invaluable to Alloway as an aspiring art critic in the post-war years in London.

Keywords:   Lawrence Alloway, Pop art, pluralism, London, Art News and Review, art, Independent Group, New York, abstraction

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