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Sir:

Re Two Americans in Action [A.N. ANNUAL ’58]: I reject that aspect of the article which classifies my work as “Action Painting.” An artist herself, the author must know that to classify is to embalm. Real identity is incompatible with schools and categories, except by mutilation.

Mark Rothko (1903-1970)

(Art News editor’s letters; December 1957)

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