os irascíveis, brindemos a isso

«In May 1950, a group of New York painters wrote a letter to the Metropolitan Museum of Art protesting its anti-abstract bias in the selection of painters for the exhibit American Painting Today 1950. The letter appeared in the NY Times and the Herald Tribune. A photo of the group taken Nov. 24, 1950 appeared in Life's Jan. 15, 1951 issue, captioned Irascible Group of Advanced Artists Led Fight Against Show».

Pictured from left rear: Willem De Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne; next row: Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst, Jackson Pollock, James Brooks, Clyfford Still, Robert Motherwell, Bradley Walker Tomlin; foreground: Theodoros Stamos, Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. Missing from photo: Weldon Kees, Fritz Bultman and Hans Hofmann. Photographed by Nina Leen for Time/Life, 1951.