Art: The Ancient Mariner

I guess a picture is good when it just don't irritate the eye. Poetry, imagination, intellect, temperament, oh they can come in on a later train.

Such salty notions, freely expressed and frequently contradicted, have made Painter John Marin's letters a constant delight to his friends. Edited and put between covers, a selection of the letters and of his rather less coherent essays was on sale in U.S. bookstores last week (The Selected Writings of John Marin; Pellegrini & Cudahy; $7.50). Its publication marked the 79th birthday of one of the U.S.'s foremost...

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