Art: Westerners Up

Nothing riles a West Coast artist more than being told that he lives in an artistic bush league, that every artist worthy of his brush ought to take off for Manhattan and the majors. To prove that they can hold their own even in international competition, West Coast stay-at-homes this year decided on an all-out effort. Occasion: the third São Paulo Bienal, which Brazilian Millionaire Francisco Matarazzo Sobrinho has promoted to rank with Venice's Biennale and the Carnegie International as a worldwide roundup of modern art.

"I'm Amazed." To field their best, West Coast...

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