Art: Money in Pictures

The largest commercial art gallery in the world put on a show last week. The show's opening reception, in a huge duplex suite on uptown Fifth Avenue, drew 5,800 art lovers. But bigger news than the show was the commercial success of the Associated American Artists' Galleries. The attraction at the opening was an exhibition of recent paintings by Thomas Hart Benton. The splash that it made was a demonstration of the fact that able mechanizing methods have, for one group of artists, made art for art's sake a paying business for the first...

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