Art: Thirties on Their Minds

To those who were old enough to job-hunt then, the Depression '30s were a time nobody loved. But for young Americans today, the period has become a nostalgic treasure trove. Stores from coast to coast are advertising ruffles and the Harlow look; the late show provides a touchstone by rerunning the movie classics; and Bonnie and Clyde is mandatory in all extracurricular undergraduate courses. But as is often the case with trends, artists have been well in the vanguard of popular taste, and some of the most gifted have been on a '30s kick...

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