Art: Lackwinni Mangoon

There were 1,000 different exhibits on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art's annual May show last week but. like homing pigeons, socialites hustled to the sculpture department to see what too, too amazing Russell Aitken had to show this time. They were not disappointed. A Special Award for Sustained Excellence was given him for a brilliantly glazed ceramic figure entitled The Futility of a Well Ordered Life.

Described as "a bit of surrealism to end all surrealism" by Ceramist Aitken, the figure was a burlesque of the paintings and parties of Spanish Surrealist...

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