ART: The Vocal Girls

The Vocal Girl;

The thing to do when in public, today's painters like to say, is keep mum and let one's canvases speak for themselves. But unhappily, not all modern canvases are exactly self-explanatory, and when the painters do open up, the listener can be in for a dizzy experience. Among the most successful of the second generation of the so-called School of New York are the three women whose works are shown in color (right). When they choose, they have a kind of eloquence.

Of the three, Helen Frankenthaler, 31, daughter of a judge,...

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