Art: Non-Objects

While open-mouthed crowds still jammed the corridors of the surrealist exhibition at the Pennsylvania Museum of Art last week (TIME, Feb. 8), another imposing exhibition of paintings that seemed equally cockeyed to the vulgar mind opened several blocks away at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection, described by the Alliance's President Yarnall Abbott as "the most complete collection of nonobjective painting in the world," went up on the walls for a three-week showing. What the public had to see were 138 fairly large canvases and water colors by twelve...

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