Arts: Russians Fail

Ruin caught up last week with the Russian artists, who are exhibiting at the Grand Central Palace, Manhattan (TIME, March 3). Their hope had been to raise $100,000 for the needy artists of Russia. They have, instead, run up debts to the amount of $30,000. They have also antagonized the Soviet Government and failed in certain obligations.

When the scheme was first outlined, the artists directly obtained the permission of the Russian Commissariat of Education on the understanding that the Russian Red Cross was to receive 10% of the profits. Thereupon, the...

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