Art: Kitchen Sink School

The latest thing among younger British painters is a violent swing back to realism. Like their young contemporary, French Prodigy Bernard Buffet (TIME, Feb. 27), they are concerned with the drab reality of everyday life. Their favorite subjects are pots and pans, pubs, dingy outdoor scenes, and almost anything handy piled on top of the kitchen table. Hence their collective title: "the Kitchen Sink School."

Until last week the Kitchen-Sinkers were resounding critical successes but financial flops. The first of the New Realists to win cash along with credit is Edward Middleditch, 32. Time & Tide's critic noted that Artist Middleditch's current...

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