Artists: Paris on the Rhine

A visitor to West Germany might logically assume that cheery, beery Munich, with its renowned art galleries and swinging student quarter, or perhaps the hothouse glitter of West Berlin, might offer the most congenial milieu for artists. Hardly anyone would think of busy Düsseldorf, a conglomeration of shimmering steel-and-glass office buildings on the Rhine that epitomizes the commercial hubbub of the Wirtschaftswunder. Nonetheless, the lion's share of West Germany's most adventurous artists today find in Düsseldorf just the setting they need. Says Munich's grand old man of art, onetime Neue Pinakotek...

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