Arts: What Van Gogh Missed

At 39, burly Karel Appel is Holland's best-known living painter, but greater fame and fortune came to him from out-side his native land. Last week, out of 131 paintings from 28 nations, most of them on display at Manhattan's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Appel copped the $10,000 Guggenheim International Award, the fattest of all international art prizes, for a violent, swirling abstraction called Woman with Ostrich, in which neither woman, nor ostrich was particularly recognizable except to those who have been overexposed to the Rorschach...

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