Art: The Berliner

For years the late Werner Heldt was called "the Utrillo of Berlin," a tag that enraged him all the more because it was based on the shallow observation that both he and Utrillo painted city streets. Both also drank. Yet that deprecatory comparison was about the measure of Heldt's renown at the time of his death seven years ago. This week Heldt is enjoying a sudden spurt of fame as the key figure of a new, nonabstract "Berlin School." The critical applause comes from a show in Wiesbaden of the collection of rich Machine-tool...

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