Art: Commanding Painter

To some painters these days, the highest ideal is impersonality. They do not sign their works. They are not interested in painting out their mental turmoil on canvas, as were abstract expressionists. One such artist in search of anonymity is Robert Indiana, 36, who adopted that surname from his native state rather than endure the pangs of his actual identity.

Nonetheless, last week the young Hoosier was getting quite a name for himself. On the side of the New York State Pavilion at the World's Fair is an Indiana "mural" made up of the...

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