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Minimalism first appeared in NY in the early ’60s as a reaction to abstract expressionism. This new wave of younger artists favored the cool over the dramatic and overly expressive tendencies of their predecessors. These painters and sculptors avoided overt symbolism and emotional content but instead called attention to the materiality of their work.

Minimalists sought to break down …

Minimalism first appeared in NY in the early ’60s as a reaction to abstract expressionism. This new wave of younger artists favored the cool over the dramatic and overly expressive tendencies of their predecessors. These painters and sculptors avoided overt symbolism and emotional content but instead called attention to the materiality of their work.

Minimalists sought to break down traditional notions of sculpture and to erase distinctions between painting and sculpture. In particular, they rejected the formalist dogma espoused by the critic Clement Greenberg that placed limitations on …