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Noun1.1960s - the decade from 1960 to 19691960s - the decade from 1960 to 1969  
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
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The performances of the '60s and '70s appear as a rare, fleeting moment in the history of the collective body, somewhere between Leni Riefenstahl's Olympic athletes and the glistening muscle boys in Calvin Klein underwear ads, between social realism and reality and reality TV, Les maitres fous and The Mask.
The '60s canvases of the city, with their humorous wordings of billboards and shop signs, struck a chord with someone getting used to French shopkeepers.
On the level of materials and procedures, for example, his work is in many ways indebted to European sculpture of the '60s, in particular the work of Joseph Beuys, whose "expanded concept of sculpture" Hirschhorn has acknowledged as a model.
The show, an ambitious survey spanning the '60s to the present, was structured as a sequence of "case studies" in loose chronological order, each represented by a single work, or in some cases several works, exhibited in a single gallery.
But it may be more accurate to say-twisting Foster's model a bit-that the '60s themselves mark the trauma to which artists of the past few decades have mostly responded, alternately returning to its theories and practices and recoiling from them.
As such, her multifaceted practice is a decisive link in the secret history of avant-garde painting that has persisted in the wake of the endgame strategies of the '60s.