The Age of Anxiety (1996)

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    Robert Hughes

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    United Kingdom USA

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The final programme in an eight-part history of America, told through its art and architecture. Discusses America in the late twentieth century and the art that was spawned in response to the civil strife and the war in Vietnam. The artists whose work is featured include: Ed and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, Philip Gustin, Eric Fischl, Bruce Nauman, Louise Bourgeois and Jeff Koons. Concludes by arguing that the inventiveness and confidence of American art is flagging as the millenium approaches.

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