Art: Beauty & the Babble

Modern art may be a riddle to most people, but there are always experts indefatigably willing to try unriddling it. Last week it was the turn of the San Francisco Art Association, which dedicated a two-day symposium to the job.

The Californians thought the recent LIFE "Round Table" on modern art (TIME, Oct. 18) had left a lot of questions dangling because LIFE had excluded artists and concentrated on critics. This time the artists pitched in, too, and livened things up a bit as artists should.

Rubbish & the Retina. The liveliest of all, as...

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