Art: Successful Screwball

Argentina's most famous artist is Benito Quinquela Martin, a painter who behaves much like a kid left alone in a room with several cans of paint. He believes in using all sorts of colors, the louder the better. He also thinks that his art should not be confined to canvas rectangles: he likes to paint almost anything in reach.

Last week Buenos Aires' usually subdued Witcomb Gallery was abustle with crowds who came to see Quinquela's new show, his first in ten years. On opening day alone, 10,000 people came. The 60 oils looked very...

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