Art: Presidential Choice

No other artist has been so honored. Beyond all precedent, Richard Nixon is giving Painter Andrew Wyeth a one-man show in the nation's grandest gallery—the White House. To celebrate the event, Nixon is holding a formal banquet in honor of the Wyeths, topped by a reception at which the 200-odd guests will be entertained by Pianist Rudolf Serkin in the white and gold splendors of the East Room, where 22 of Wyeth's paintings will be on display. In the Nixonian view, artists in the past have been invited to the White House, as it...

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