At a 1942 show at Macy’s department store in New York City, reacting to a negative review by the New York Times, Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb issued a manifesto which stated, in response to the Times critic’s self-professed “befuddlement” over the new work,
“We favor the simple expression of the complex thought. We are for the large shape because it has the impact of the unequivocal. We wish to reassert the picture plane. We are for flat forms because they destroy illusion and reveal truth."
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