Letters, Mar. 5, 1956

Cluttered with Culture

Sir:

TIME is neat, compact and well-written. But I think it dishonest of TIME to overplay modern art, and show such senile distortionalists and juvenile paint slingers. I do not question the right of any individual to be an expressionist, distortionalist or eggbeater-ist—to trickle, sling or spray paint. If these people find happiness, well and good. There may be a revolution in the art world, but there are others who rebel against being cultured, and wish to remain uncouth and unartistic.

PAUL SIREN

Mass, Mich.

Sir:

Usually, when popular magazines handle articles on modern art, they treat it like a beast that might get...