Art: Agamemnon on Time

The Meta-Mold Aluminum Co. of Cedarburg, Wis. is a corporation with an artistic soul. Its board chairman, Otto Spaeth, 57, is not only a shrewd and successful businessman but also a noted art patron and collector. In 1952, when Meta-Mold decided to build a new administration building, Sculptor Alexander Calder was called in to help design the lobby for a mobile that Calder named the "Otto-mobile" after Board Chairman Spaeth. Last summer Meta-Mold tried another experiment. It put on a show called "Art for Everyone—a purchase exhibition," in which 50 rented paintings...

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