Art: Ice Cubism

In the 18th century painted decoration was the order of the day on everything from royal carriages to commoners' chamber pots. Has the time come to revive the tradition? Suggesting that the answer is yes, Paris' swank Galerie Charpentier last week had on display ten brand-new refrigerators decorated by ten top Paris painters. The show, called "The Nobility of the Everyday Object," was billed by Poet-Painter Jean Cocteau as "a victory over the negative style of emptiness." Said Jours de France: "The most bizarre show of the year."

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