Art: Independents' 28th

Artists—388 of them—who take no back talk from art juries had a field day in Manhattan last week. They belonged to the Society of Independent Artists.

Visitors to their latest (28th) show, at American Fine Arts Society Galleries, were stunned by a blitz of colors, jostled by a rag-tag army of sculpture. Female nudes hung cheek by jowl with Biblical allegories, surrealistic enigmas, affectionate rural landscapes. There were sculptured paintings, painted sculpture. Exhibits were price-marked from $5 to $10,000. At week's end there had been seven sales.

Most literary picture was The Letter, a water color by Lucien Ribera showing a minutely...

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