Art: Meeting of East & West

Manhattan gallerygoers were treated to some surprising new views of their city last week. In an exhibition of brush drawings and watercolors by a bouncy little Chinese-American artist named Dong Kingman, they found a strange but somehow convincing version of the place. Kingman had painted bits of the town from Central Park to the Battery, making most of his sketches on Sundays and working from half-concealed positions behind garbage cans and in doorways so as not to attract attention. "Sometimes a crowd would gather anyway," Kingman says, "and I'd have to drive them...

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