In documents available through FOIA (Freedom of Information Act), CIA now admits it committed significant resources in promoting the abstract art market back in the 1950’s and 1960’s. It is claimed, their purpose was ideologically motivated during a time of ‘cold war’ with the communist regime of the Soviet Union. But, upon further examination, this is not so. This deliberate program served a much grander purpose, and yes, it was conspiratorial in nature. For those of you still giving credence to the accidental theory of history, nothing, whether it be in the arena of politics, economics, or even art, happens by accident.