Art: Old Bolsheviks

The oldest almost-free-for-all of U.S. art was held last week in Manhattan. To the 25th exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists, 535 artists from all over the U.S., some professionals, others doctors, lawyers, tinsmiths, truck drivers, laundry salesmen, coal miners, janitors, had sent 857 paintings, sculptures and ceramics. Most of the stuff was terrible. But all of it was displayed. For the Society of Independent Artists has no jury, believes that any U.S. artist who can fork up $5 to pay for expenses ought to have a chance to show his work....

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