Art: Practical Anatomy

In Manhattan's St. Nicholas Arena one night last week the smoke curdled in a cone of hot light above the ring, the crowd yelled, the gong clanged and the boys in the fourth bout bobbed out of their corners. Probably nobody there was reminded of George Bellows' prizefight pictures except one of the boys, Tony Sisti from Buffalo. Tony, who had been out of the ring nearly nine years, was staging a comeback. Its purpose, which tickled the sportswriters: to finance his own art exhibition this week at Manhattan's Argent Galleries.

Born in the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!