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By Roberta Smith
Happy birthday, abstract painting! One of the prides and joys of Western modernism is in the vicinity of its first centennial. It’s hard to be much more exact, since its invention was a scattered effort extending over years if not decades. Fans of Frantisek Kupka should have celebrated last year; Kandinsky’s crowd can uncork the Champagne in 2012. Devotees of Mondrian or Malevich will have to wait a year or two longer.