Art: Removal at Assy

Partly to prove that modern art has a place in churches, France's Father Pierre Couturier twelve years ago began commissioning the best and most extreme moderns he could find to embellish a church at Assy, high in the French Alps. The project has made Assy internationally famous (TIME, June 20, 1949). The church, with all its art works, was consecrated last year by Bishop Auguste Cesbron of Annecy. Last week the bishop had changed his mind about one sculpture.

Bishop Cesbron had heard complaints about the crucifix over the church's main altar. He motored...

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