Art: Beautiful Doings

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Just off Fifth Avenue on 54th Street, touched by the midday shadow of Rockefeller Center's enormous slab, stood the old four-story and nine-story mansions of the Rockefeller family. Town dwellings of the elder and younger John D. Rockefeller for, respectively, 40 and 2 5 years, the houses were abandoned two years ago to wreckers. Last week the site became part of a long garden. In the garden were evergreens, arbors, trees, wattle screens, and sculpture by Lachaise, Despiau, Zorach, Lipchitz. One fair spring night it was filled with hundreds of men with starched white bosoms, and hundreds of rustling ladies....

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