Art: Drips of Fame

Fame rains on the dead, drips reluctantly on the living. Last week fame dripped on eight living painters, one dead one.

George Arnold Hearn gave $150.000 to Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art 26 years ago to buy paintings by living U. S. artists. Five years later he gave $100,000 more in memory of his son Arthur Hoppock Hearn. The Metropolitan tried to be liberal, but still it could not buy a painting by a living young man without feeling cheated. It continued rigidly to buy pictures as old and respectable as possible by...

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