Exhibitions: One for the Road

Sculptor George Segal is a onetime New Jersey chicken farmer who flew the coop to make plaster casts of people. Last week he got a mighty nice little nest egg for all his efforts: the $5,000 first prize at the Chicago Art Institute's 68th annual exhibition. The jurors also awarded prizes of $2,500 each to Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and Larry Poons, all New Yorkers of the pop-op-geometric persuasion, and a $1,000 prize to Sculptor Robert Morris.

But the runaway hit of the show was easily Segal's creation, The Truck. It consisted of the actual cab of a red...

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