Art: You Can't Lose

There were 156 paintings in Pepsi-Cola's annual roundup of U.S. art which opened in Manhattan this week, and every single painting won a prize. It seemed like an ideal way to spend money (more than $41,000) without hurting anyone's feelings very much.

The four top winners got from $2,500 to $1,000 apiece; everybody else collected $100. Thrown in for good measure were four $1,500 fellowships and ten medals of honor designed by Sculptor William Zorach.

Was the exhibit worth it? To make sure that it would be, Pepsi had screened the 156 final canvases through...

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