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"Mr. Rodman encountered, sought out and communed with some of the best known creative people of the 20th century. Born into a monied family in New York, he grew into a rebellious young man and ended up as a famous champion of the Western Hemisphere’s folk arts, particularly Haitian paintings, which he called a 'crystallization of joy.' Intermediate stops included editing one of the most successful anthologies of modern poetry, writing essays and books on travel, and rocking the modern art establishment by branding Abstract Expressionism 'the cerebral put-ons of the avant-garde.'"
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