Art: Along the Avenue

The shop windows of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue are the biggest art gallery in the world: the daily spectators run into the hundreds of thousands. The artists who put on this show, and who work in every medium from paint and cardboard to shoes and underwear, are paid as high as $10,000 a year. Their technique, which keeps abreast of every newfangled idea, has become so tricky that window shoppers have to be smart to tell the merchandise from the scenery.

Last week Fifth Avenue's windows put on their big Easter show. Window-shopping critics, looking for trends rather than Easter finery, found this...

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