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New Image Painting
(style, late 1970's-present)


New Image Painting (or New Image art or New Image Americans). A vague term applied since the late 1970s to the work of certain painters who work in a strident figurative style, often with cartoon-like imagery and abrasive handling owing something to Neo-Expressionism . The term was given currency by an exhibition entitled ‘New Image Painting’ at the Whitney Museum, New York, in 1978. New Image marked a return to painting after a period when much of the contemporary art scene had been focused on performance, installation and conceptual art. Closely related to Figuration Libre (France), Transavantgarde (Italy), Nuovi Nuovi (Italy), Neo Expressionismus (Germany)



Artists New Image Painting:
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