Music: Vexed

Members of the British Royal Academy were vexed last week with a painful problem. One of their most distinguished members, Charles Sims, had sent six pictures for hanging. His eagerness to have the pictures shown was well known, but the members of the Academy were less willing to put them on display. Charles Sims had committed suicide the previous week by jumping in a river with stones in his pockets; his six paintings were obviously the work of a madman.

One of the paintings was called Here Am I. Another was Man's Last Pretense of Consummation to Indifference. A third was titled...

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