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Possibilities 1: An Occasional Review (winter 1947–48)
[Late October 1947]

Possibilities 1: An Occasional Review (winter 1947–48) is published as the fourth volume in the Problems of Contemporary Art series. Conceived by Motherwell and Harold Rosenberg, Possibilities 1 has four editors, each overseeing a different discipline: Motherwell, art; Rosenberg, literature; John Cage, music; and Pierre Chareau, architecture.

Motherwell and Rosenberg write in their introduction: “This is a magazine of artists and writers who ‘practice’ in their work their own experience without seeking to transcend it in academic, group or political formula…. If one is to continue to paint or write as the political trap seems to close upon him he must perhaps have the extremest faith in sheer possibility.”