Art: Well-Groomed Africa

Well-Groomed Africa One of the brightest little art shows in Manhattan this week is the work of a Hollywood dress designer. But Gilbert Adrian, 48, is also a good man with a paintbrush, and after a six-week tour of Africa with his wife, Janet Gaynor, he has 19 oils to show for it.

Adrian's Africa is as well-groomed and chic as an Adrian dress collection. Under pastel skies, orderly Daliesque vistas stretch away toward infinity. Stilt-limbed natives cavort decoratively with zebras and elephants, or sit among delicate foliage, holding snakes that have skins...

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