Art: Avenue Art

"We said it was coming," said Mr. Dana O'Clare of Manhattan's Lord & Taylor department store in a mixed mood of complacency and profane surprise, "and last night, by God, it came."

What came on Thanksgiving evening was a blizzard, confirming a prophecy plastered on all of Lord & Taylor's windows the previous week while inside the windows an artificial snow storm of unbleached corn flakes swirled in a frosty void. Display Director O'Clare thought that one up, and L. & T.'s President Walter Hoving defended it against the conservative protest of the Fifth...

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