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If I see nothing else on this journey to New York, I would be satisfied because today I saw Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie. From MoMA: Escaping to New York after the start of World War II, Mondrian delighted in the city’s architecture, and, an adept dancer, was fascinated by American jazz, particularly boogie–woogie. He saw the syncopated beat, irreverent approach to melody, and improvisational aesthetic of boogie–woogie as akin to his own “destruction of natural appearance; and construction through…

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