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Gallery eyes portraits in the age of abstract art

This undated handout image provided by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery shows a portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Willem de Kooning, part of an exhibit at the museum in Washington: “Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction.” The new exhibit explores how Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Elaine de Kooning and other artists pushed the boundaries of portraiture in the mid-20th century. (AP Photo/Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery) Show/Hide caption

This undated handout image provided by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery shows a portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Willem de Kooning, part of an exhibit at the museum in Washington: “Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction.” The new exhibit explores how Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Elaine de Kooning and other artists pushed the boundaries of portraiture in the mid-20th century. (AP Photo/Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery)

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WASHINGTON - When abstract expressionism was all the rage in American art in the mid-20th century, many artists thought the art of painting portraits was dead.

Artist Chuck Close went so far as to say that making a portrait was "the ......

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