Art: Paintbrush & Sickle

He was used to finding Reds under the bed, but this was different. Last week Hearstling Columnist Paul Mallon took an off-duty peek beneath the crazy-quilt of modern art—and jumped. Said he, in an open letter to the boss (which was duly featured, without Mr. Hearst's reply, in the boss's papers):

"You, as a primary advocate of Americanism, should use all your resources in the press and magazine field to let the public get the facts. Today the public mind thinks of art in terms of medieval foreign masters. Our art is as good or better but it has not been...

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