Retailing: Art over the Counter

Has art appreciation in the U.S. reached the stage at which originals by well-known artists can be sold along with paint or pantie girdles? Many retailers seem to think so, and they are opening more and more art departments. Sears, Roebuck has been selling originals through its stores and catalogues for two years, has run up enough sales to make art a permanent Sears feature. E. J. Korvette Inc., the East's most energetic discounter, is about to try an art gallery in one of its Long Island stores, and such department stores...