Art: Independents

A square-eyed young woman with flowing hair lay on her side on a rolling operating-room stretcher. Down her abdomen ran the bright scarlet streak of a surgical incision, freshly stitched. Above her stood a dapper young doctor in white preparing to give her a hypodermic. In the background another doctor was holding a new baby upside down. Thus last week did Nina Tablada present her idea of a Caesarean section at the 19th annual exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists on the beaverboard partitions of Manhattan's Grand Central Palace.

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