Art: Screwball Art

To the industrial designer, the important thing is to make the design of his gadgets fit their purpose (see col. 1). Pure artists have no purpose that fits anything in particular; all they want is to get into paint and stone their own, sometimes highly individual view of the world around them. Purest of today's pure artists are the abstractionists, who break up what they see into geometric designs, and surrealists, who try to put nightmares and nervous breakdowns on canvas. Pure Philistines hopefully call both these schools screwball art. Last week Manhattanites...

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