Art: Domesticated Colors

Along Manhattan's 57th Street strollers last week spotted in the window of the Ferargil Galleries a carefully painted cutout figure of a sandwich man in a pot hat, holding a sign, just as they have done for 40 years, people wondered out loud whether the little man was not a colored photograph. There was only one person who could have painted it. After eleven years, white-haired, handsome Maxfield Parrish was holding an exhibition.

No matter what art critics may think, art dealers know that, as far as the sale of expensive color reproductions is concerned, the three most popular artists in the...

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