Art: Art in New York: Nov. 8, 1963

UPPER MADISON AVENUE

KURT SCHWITTERS—Chalette, 1100 Madison Ave. at 82nd St. Schwitters dabbled in Dada before embracing an equally nutty style that he labeled Merz. This retrospective of his Merz-drenched collages suggests that yesterday's Dada is today's Pop. Through Nov. 30.

REX CLAWSON—Royal-Athena II, 1066 Madison Ave. at 80th St. Clawson mixes nerve with verve in wax-oil-and-casein commentaries on politics, crime, Mom and libido. Not a fig leaf in the show. Through Nov. 9.

AINSLIE BURKE—Kraushaar, 1055 Madison Ave. at 80th St. Eighteen tranquil landscapes—New England's surf, dunes, marshes and headlands—that are well-mannered but far...

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