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Valerie Hellstein

VALERIE HELLSTEIN is a researcher at the Willem de Kooning Foundation and is currently finishing a book about Abstract Expressionism, The Club, and Cold War culture and politics.

Researching the Club

In 2006, I embarked on a dissertation on Abstract Expressionism’s relation to spirituality, spanning from the 1930s through the 1960s (a dissertation that now seems comically impossible).


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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