Art: His Heart Belongs to Dada

Jasper Johns, 29, is the brand-new darling of the art world's bright, brittle avantgarde. A year ago he was practically unknown; since then he has had a sellout show in Manhattan, has exhibited in Paris and Milan, was the only American to win a painting prize at the Carnegie International, and has seen three of his paintings bought for Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art by Director of Collections Alfred Barr Jr. Almost despite himself, greying, unassuming Alfred Barr, 57, has become the most powerful tastemaker in modern art, since he largely makes the...

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