Art: Brush v. Brooks-Aten

Dilemma: A lady has her portrait painted. When the portrait is finished, she pays the artist his fee, say $10,000. But, since she feels that he has not done justice to her appearance, the lady allows the artist to take back the picture for improvement. Having "improved" it, the artist returns the painting—together with his bill for, say, $7,000. Should the lady pay the bill or allow the artist to sue?

When this dilemma presented itself to Mrs. Florence Brooks-Aten of Manhattan she decided not to pay the bill. Painter George de Forest...

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