Art: Back Pat

"Artists Equity Association wishes to go on record in commending the present attitude of the Metropolitan Museum of Art toward contemporary artists." This back pat, sent to Manhattan newspapers his week, was an answer to a blast at the Met signed by 28 advanced abstractionists a fortnight ago (TIME, June 5). The protesting avant-garde artists had felt sure hat the Met's jumbo, jury-selected show contemporary U.S. art scheduled for December would exclude most abstract tainting of the sort they favored. If Artists Equity agreed with that supposition, t didn't seem to care. The organization numbers...

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