How The CIA Used Abstract Expressionism To Counter Socialist Realism

Although differing art perspectives were simply one ideological aspect of the Cold War, they were very important in influencing Western Europe’s intelligentsia and inspiring cultural rebellions behind the Iron Curtain. However, the spread of Abstract Expressionism and its incredibly fast rise to prominence on the global art scene could not have happened naturally. The CIA played a key role in spreading both the style and its ideology worldwide to combat the opposing style of Socialist Realism...

How The CIA Used Abstract Expressionism To Counter Socialist Realism

Photo: thecollector.b-cdn.net