Art: Man

"Sometime acrobat, magician, horse thief, highwayman, circus-man, poet, sculptor, fomenter of disturbances in the Far East and superb Baron Munchausen." So reads a placard in the New Art Gallery, Madison Avenue, Manhattan, where Merton Clivette, 79, is having his first one-man show of paintings, his first artistic renown at all, but enough of it now to make one of the most amazing stories in the annals of art. Within three days from the opening of his exhibit, 30 paintings had last week been sold, at prices ranging from $200 to $2,000, and...

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