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A fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Patented in 1934 by chemical manufacturer Rohm and Haas, acrylic paint became popular in the 1940’s.

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Gold Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol

Gold Marilyn Monroe

Andy Warhol, 1962
Marilyn Diptych, Andy Warhol

Marilyn Diptych

Andy Warhol, 1962
Canal, Helen Frankenthaler


Helen Frankenthaler, 1963
The Bay, Helen Frankenthaler

The Bay

Helen Frankenthaler, 1963
Self-Portrait, Andy Warhol


Andy Warhol, 1964
Study for Lovers, Ibrahim Hussein

Study for Lovers

Ibrahim Hussein, 1964
Night Creatures, Lee Krasner

Night Creatures

Lee Krasner, 1965
A Bigger Splash, David Hockney

A Bigger Splash

David Hockney, 1967
Breeze Rustling Through Fall Flowers, Alma Thomas

Breeze Rustling Through Fall Flowers

Alma Thomas, 1968
Open No. 122 in Scarlet and Blue, Robert Motherwell

Open No. 122 in Scarlet and Blue

Robert Motherwell, 1969
Wind Dancing with Spring Flowers, Alma Thomas

Wind Dancing with Spring Flowers

Alma Thomas, 1969
A Fantastic Sunset, Alma Thomas

A Fantastic Sunset

Alma Thomas, 1970
A Song for the Nile, Tahia Halim

A Song for the Nile

Tahia Halim, 1970
Busy Town, Henry Tayali

Busy Town

Henry Tayali, 1970
Hartley and Ginny, Alice Neel

Hartley and Ginny

Alice Neel, 1970
Madre Terra, (Mother Earth), Carlos Mérida

Madre Terra, (Mother Earth)

Carlos Mérida, 1970
Untitled, 1970, Stelios Votsis

Untitled, 1970

Stelios Votsis, 1970
Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 110, Robert Motherwell

Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 110

Robert Motherwell, 1971
Rainbow Storm Dreaming, Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Rainbow Storm Dreaming

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1971
Springtime in Washington, Alma Thomas

Springtime in Washington

Alma Thomas, 1971
Budgerigar Dreaming, Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Budgerigar Dreaming

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1972
Bushfire Dreaming, Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Bushfire Dreaming

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1972
Children's Dreaming, Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Children's Dreaming

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1972
Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), David Hockney

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)

David Hockney, 1972-1972
Turbulent Spirit Child, Kaapa Tjampitjinpa

Turbulent Spirit Child

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1972
Ubi Girl from Tai Region, Loïs Mailou Jones

Ubi Girl from Tai Region

Loïs Mailou Jones, 1972
Fiery Sunset, Alma Thomas

Fiery Sunset

Alma Thomas, 1973
Lake Reflecting Advent of Spring, Alma Thomas

Lake Reflecting Advent of Spring

Alma Thomas, 1973
Now and Again It Flowers, Ibrahim Hussein

Now and Again It Flowers

Ibrahim Hussein, 1973
White Daisies Rhapsody, Alma Thomas

White Daisies Rhapsody

Alma Thomas, 1973
Atrocities in the Sakania Prison, Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu

Atrocities in the Sakania Prison

Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, 1973-1974
Carnaval, Carlos Mérida


Carlos Mérida, 1974
Chinese Sincerity, Jack Whitten

Chinese Sincerity

Jack Whitten, 1974
General Pétillon pelted with tomatoes, Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu

General Pétillon pelted with tomatoes

Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, 1973-1974
Lumumba Speaks in Kinshasa, Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu

Lumumba Speaks in Kinshasa

Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, 1973-1974
Untitled, Tilsa Tsuchiya


Tilsa Tsuchiya, 1974
Blood (Donald Formey), Barkley L. Hendricks

Blood (Donald Formey)

Barkley L. Hendricks, 1975
North Philly Niggah (William Corbett), Barkley L. Hendricks

North Philly Niggah (William Corbett)

Barkley L. Hendricks, 1975
Desert Pass, Helen Frankenthaler

Desert Pass

Helen Frankenthaler, 1976
Diagonal No. 2, Araceli Gilbert

Diagonal No. 2

Araceli Gilbert, 1976
Red Rambling Rose Spring Song, Alma Thomas

Red Rambling Rose Spring Song

Alma Thomas, 1976
Skulls, Andy Warhol


Andy Warhol, 1976
Steve, Barkley L. Hendricks


Barkley L. Hendricks, 1976
Still Life, Andy Warhol

Still Life

Andy Warhol, 1976
La Baker, Loïs Mailou Jones

La Baker

Loïs Mailou Jones, 1977
Scandinavian Beauty, Andy Warhol

Scandinavian Beauty

Andy Warhol, 1977
Warlugulong, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri


Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, 1977
Basin, Helen Frankenthaler


Helen Frankenthaler, 1979
Possum Dreaming at Napperby, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri

Possum Dreaming at Napperby

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, 1979
Blue Clamp, Jim Dine

Blue Clamp

Jim Dine, 1981
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Ink, Mediums


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Etching, Mediums


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