Art: The People's Choice

The public, which may not know much about art but knows what it likes, had two chances to show its taste last week. One chance was at Manhattan's Downtown Gallery. Mrs. Edith Gregor Halpert, who runs the gallery, knew that famed paintings do not always sell, wondered why.

She got together seven highly rated paintings by well-known American painters (Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Peter Blume, Bernard Karfiol, Julian Levi, Katherine Schmidt, Charles Sheeler, Niles Spencer) that had never found a buyer.

Mrs. Halpert called her exhibition What Is Wrong With This Picture?, invited gallery-goers to...

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