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Ordinary Beauty: How 'Folk Art' Challenged the Art World to Get Real

When folk art came into vogue in the early 20th century, the notion that wealthy art collectors would want to surround themselves with objects made by poor people seemed rather curious. After all, as art had become an increasingly acceptable topic for criticism and …

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