Art: The Best of the Best

With increasing enthusiasm, U.S. businesses have become the Medicis of modern art, but never have U.S. artists received such an imaginative boost from business as they did last week. S. C. Johnson and Son (wax products) announced that it had spent about $750,000 to buy one recent painting each by a representative selection of the nation's top artists. It was the largest single industrial investment in art to date, bigger even than the collection at New York's Chase Manhattan Bank. More important than the size of the investment was the quality it had...

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