Art: The Big Show

The U.S. art event of the year took place last week: Pittsburgh's 50th annual Carnegie awards. But just as last year the show did not compare with the old Carnegie Internationals, which displayed such greats as Braque, Matisse, Picasso, and Britain's Augustus John. It was strictly an all-American show by 300 invited artists.

Carnegie 1946 was filled with plenty of the pleasant landscapes and appreciative portraits which generally win the $200 popular prize awarded at the end of the show. But Carnegie's three conservative jurors picked a far from conservative trio of official prizewinners....

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