Art: Nature's Lip

If it is the Second Coming, call me out. Otherwise, let me alone.

That sign, tacked up on Painter Peter Hurd's studio door, is slim protection from the friends, neighbors, admirers and tourists who frequently overrun his ranch. Last week some of the visitors were being diverted to the nearby town of Roswell, N. Mex. by the new Hard wing of the Roswell Museum. It contained 31 of his lithographs and six of his spacious, sharply detailed paintings. The collection had been financed by an anonymous California donor, who planned to add more Kurd pictures...

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