Art: The People's Choice

Once again, the experts and the public were weeks apart. The experts still liked what they knew about; the people still favored what they knew they liked.

This year's coveted first prize in the Carnegie Institute's annual painting exhibition went to Yasuo Kuniyoshi, 51-year-old Japanese-born Manhattanite, for his delicate, deft, still-life fantasy. Room no. Last week the votes of the plain gallery-goers were finally added up, revealing as the people's choice a billowing farmscape with a threatening sky. Grey and Gold, by John Rogers Cox, 28-year-old former director of the Swope Gallery at Terre Haute, Ind.

The experts could take some comfort...

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