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n an abnormal, cordlike texture.
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Certainly the meaning of Miro's art is neither sand nor tar nor the featheriness of the feather nor the ropiness of rope--though there is a significance in the sheer quiddity of brute materiel that, while eluding verbal transcription, contributes to the abstract strength of his work.
Alfred Leslie, a second-generation Abstract Expressionist, collaborated with the photographer Robert Frank on the film Pull My Daisy, which has the raw, grainy quality that goes with the raw ropiness of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke.