Arts: Paris Independents

Last week, the Paris Society of Independent Artists opened their annual exhibition. As has been the way wherever Independents are hung, there are exhibited types of the bizarre, the raffish, the grisly. Prominent in the Paris exhibit was a canvas by Gerald Murphy, Boston artist, which took first prize for the most unusual work. This, a "mechanist" depiction of a watch, appeared to the uninitiated to be a nightmare of wheels, ratchets, gagets, dials, cogs, cotters, springs. Students of modern Art, however, criticized it because it revealed too much preoccupation with...

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