Art: Masters from the Arctic

The show was almost lost in the carnival of coronation, but when London's gallerygoers finally got around to it, they came in droves. Instead of the familiar thorny abstractions, one of London's most advance-guard galleries last week was exhibiting 61 primitive carvings that were as fresh and clean as a stand of clover. The artists: Eskimo tribesmen from Canada's vast Arctic territories, showing their work in Europe for the first time.

Out of Igloos. The Eskimo sculptures looked strikingly modern. Yet where most moderns can only try to imitate the power of primitive art—the...

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