Art: Unloved Lovers

The two aluminum figures were somewhat abstracted, but they were also undeniably naked (see cut). Entitled The Lovers, they had won a prize for a pretty, brunette-banged sculptor named Mitzi Solomon (who manfully objects to being called a "sculptress").

Then the National Association of Women Artists, which had given her the prize, got ready to exhibit The Lovers in Manhattan's stuffy National Academy of Design. But after an Academy member huffed that it was "not a good moral influence," the 150-lb. Lovers was quietly removed from the show last week. Cried Mitzi: "A vulgar reason!" She had tried, she said,...

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