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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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Abstract painting

Aubrey Williams, 1960

Gold Marilyn Monroe

Andy Warhol, 1962

Marilyn Diptych

Andy Warhol, 1962


Helen Frankenthaler, 1963


Aubrey Williams, 1963

The Bay

Helen Frankenthaler, 1963


Andy Warhol, 1964

Study for Lovers

Ibrahim Hussein, 1964

Night Creatures

Lee Krasner, 1965

A Bigger Splash

David Hockney, 1967

Open No. 122 in Scarlet and Blue

Robert Motherwell, 1969

A Song for the Nile

Tahia Halim, 1970

Busy Town

Henry Tayali, 1970

Hartley and Ginny

Alice Neel, 1970

Untitled, 1970

Stelios Votsis, 1970

Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 110

Robert Motherwell, 1971

Rainbow Storm Dreaming

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1971

Budgerigar Dreaming

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1972

Bushfire Dreaming

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1972

Children's Dreaming

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1972

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)

David Hockney, 1972-1972

Turbulent Spirit Child

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, 1972

Ubi Girl from Tai Region

Loïs Mailou Jones, 1972

Fiery Sunset

Alma Thomas, 1973

Lake Reflecting Advent of Spring

Alma Thomas, 1973

Now and Again It Flowers

Ibrahim Hussein, 1973

Belgian Colony 1885–1959

Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, 1973-1974

Governor General Pétillon pelted with tomatoes

Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, 1973-1974

Lumumba Speaks in Kinshasa

Tshibumba Kanda-Matulu, 1973-1974


Tilsa Tsuchiya, 1974

Desert Pass

Helen Frankenthaler, 1976

Diagonal No. 2

Araceli Gilbert, 1976

Red Rambling Rose Spring Song

Alma Thomas, 1976


Andy Warhol, 1976

Still Life

Andy Warhol, 1976

La Baker

Loïs Mailou Jones, 1977

Scandinavian Beauty

Andy Warhol, 1977


Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, 1977


Helen Frankenthaler, 1979

Possum Dreaming at Napperby

Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, 1979

Blue Clamp

Jim Dine, 1981


Richard Hambleton, 1982


Richard Hambleton, 1982


Loïs Mailou Jones, 1982


Richard Hambleton, 1982-1983

Initiation, Liberia

Loïs Mailou Jones, 1983

Jumping Shadow

Richard Hambleton, 1983


Richard Hambleton, 1983

Jumping Shadow (Sonic Shadowman)

Richard Hambleton, 1983-1984


Richard Hambleton, 1984
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