Artists: Lofty Solutions

New York, with some 50,000 working artists, can lay claim to being the art center of the world. But almost to a man, artists are plagued by a common problem: lack of light and space big enough to serve as studios. The fact that the art community continues to swell and that works these days grow ever larger only exacerbates the problem. To get a space big enough to work in, Painter Mark Rothko, for instance, once took over the gymnasium of a no longer used Bowery high school. Helen Frankenthaler, who ordinarily...

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