Art: Double Trouble

Hananiah Harari is a slick, meticulous commercial artist whose sharp-focus Coca-Cola ads, whisky displays (Old Sunny Brook) and magazine covers (FORTUNE) look even more real than the photographs he often paints from. He is also a solemn abstractionist. Last week Harari's "serious" paintings were on exhibition in a Manhattan gallery. They looked like nothing so much as houses built of cards for a game unknown to Hoyle.

Born in Rochester in 1912, "Dick" Harari had "a routine academic training" there and later a modern schooling under Fernand Léger and Marcel Gromaire in Paris. Back in the U.S. he did both realistic landscapes...

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