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Primitive-Moderne: The Art of Mr. Otis

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Portland Museum of Modern Art
5202 N. Albina Ave

Through November 24, 2013


Mr. Otis, the pseudonym for writer Stewart Holbrook, pioneered the fictitious Primitive-Moderne school of art in the 1950s. His paintings are satirical of the politics of the time and of contemporary art itself. A selection of his paintings will be on display at Portland Museum of Modern Art.

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