1972 Annual Exhibition: Contemporary American Painting

Jan 25–Mar 19, 1972

The 1972 Annual Exhibition was curated by James Monte.

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

In the News

“. . . the best [Annual] in years.” —The New York Times

“. . . this year’s Whitney Annual [. . .] isn’t half bad or at least, being no more than half bad, is pretty good, considering.” —The New York Times

“Only tokenism is triumphant in the show . . .” —The Washington Post

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