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Tate Modern – “Atlantic Civilisation” by André Fougeron

"Atlantic Civilisation" by André Fougeron

Artist: André Fougeron (France)
Title: Atlantic Civilisation
Year: 1953
Installation view at: Tate Modern, London
Photo Credits: Barbara Picci

Atlantic Civilisation is Fougeron’s key work of social criticism and an extraordinary example of Cold War rhetoric. Fougeron caricatures the Americanisation of Europe, then a major target of Communist Party propaganda. At more than five and a half metres wide, Atlantic Civilisation was a self-consciously grand gesture with which Fougeron was inextricably identified after it was shown at the Salon d’Automne in Paris in November 1953…
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