Art: Ultra-Grey

More than 100 critics of Art and Literature crowded into a Manhattan soda fountain at No. 1410 Broadway last week. Their purposes were: 1) to imbibe what flowed from the fountain's spigots; 2) to see the room the fountain was in.

Behind the bar, clad in white jacket, was the creator of both: versatile, temperamental Artist Author Inventor John Vassos. The room he had created was more original than the spigots. The upper parts were of aluminum; the lower painted grey. Grey predominated, even in the hangings and the seat coverings of the modern...

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