Art: Anachronisms in Paris

Maurice de Vlaminck used to be one of the "wild beasts" (fauves) who in 1905 led the vanguard of modern French art. Nowadays, he enjoys bellowing about the hollowness of it all. Paris painting circles last week were chewing over the latest Vlaminck roars, published in the Paris weekly, Arts. Excerpts: ¶ "The capital of France has become an immense flea market. To the connoisseur hoping to find a truly French painting . . . everything new turns out to be old and refurbished . . . Even the fleas are false." ¶...

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