Art: Better Than Mink

About the nicest compliment Savo Radulovic ever got was a letter from a suburban housewife who came to see his paintings in a Philadelphia gallery last week. Before her visit, the lady wrote, her greatest ambition was to have "a mink stole and a sterling silver coffee service." Now, she would rather own a Radulovic.

To have his art valued above material luxury was sweet praise for Radulovic, who knows the appeal of luxuries from having been so long without them. As a boy in Montenegro, Savo tended sheep. After his family emigrated to the U.S., he had to take a job...

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