Art: I Gotta Be a Showman

Walt Kuhn is a big, rawboned old man. He looks like an upcountry sheriff on a spree, but he is one of the handful of top-ranking painters in the U.S. Last week, Kuhn (rhymes with hewn) was having a one-man show in a Manhattan gallery, and he took the opportunity to speak his mind on the state of modern art.

"It's gotta stop!" he began. "These young fellows don't know where the Sam Hill they're at. It's true the Museum of Modern Art has contributed to the hilarity of the nation—but at a million dollars...

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