Art: Independence Days

At the Waldorf Astoria, monumental Manhattan hotel, celebrated for its dignity and its cuisine, there was seen last week the annual exhibition of pictures fostered by the Society of Independent Artists, who are notorious for their lack of dignity, their poor taste, and the total inexclusiveness of their membership. But the Independent Artists shows are noted also for their originality and the excitement they cause among untutored art patrons. The exhibition is often referred to as a "circus" or a "rodeo" by such stubbornly facetious reporters as are sent, instead of art critics,...

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