347- The Many Deaths of a Painting

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By Roman Mars

347- The Many Deaths of a Painting

Wednesday, 27 March

When Barnett Newman’s painting Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue III was placed in the Stedelijk museum it was meant to be provocative, but one reaction that it received was so intense, so violent, it set off a chain of events that shook the art world to its core.

The Many Deaths of a Painting

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