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    No, Your Kid Couldn’t Paint That: A 101 Guide To Appreciating Abstract Expressionism

    By Artspace Editors MAY 23, 2019 Jackson Pollock via Artsy, above painting Whether you’ve visited your local museological establishment to escape the mounting heat or to get some much-needed culture, you may find yourself wondering exactly how the paintings on the wall got there, or, more specifically, why they’re good in the first place. What makes work, well, work? And… what’s with all the drippy bits? Here at Artspace, we strive to make you look clever in front of your first date, work acquaintance, or father-in-law, and as such, it’s paramount that we ascertain exactly why it’s acceptable for Cy Twombly to have scribbled his way into the Western canon. Because… you could paint…