Art: Call It an Eye

Pittsburgh's "Carnegie" is the biggest U.S. art show; the "Chicago Annual" ranks second. That's the way it has been for the past 50 years. Last week Chicago, tired of running second, put on a provocative show that was certainly the biggest and strangest of its kind. There was hardly a recognizable landscape or embraceable nude to be seen. Said one headline: WITCHES' ORGY COVERS ART INSTITUTE WALLS. The directors of Chicago's usually middle-of-the-road Art Institute had gone all out with a survey of abstract and surrealist art in the U.S.

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