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John J. Curley is Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He has published widely on postwar American and European art, including a recent article in Art History on the connections between the paintings of Morris Louis and Cold War cultures of rationality. He is the author of A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and the Art of the Cold War (Yale University Press, 2013) and Global Art and the Cold War appeared (Laurence King, 2019). He is currently at work on a new book project provisionally titled “Critical Distance: Black American Artists in Europe 1958-1968.”