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Fred W. McDarrah's “The Artist’s World in Pictures”

Fred W. McDarrah, The Artist’s World in Pictures (New York: Dutton), 1961, 192 pp.

SO MUCH HAS THE MILIEU in which contemporary art is created become a part of our understanding of that art, that it is no surprise at all to discover that in a book comprising over three hundred photographs whose exclusive subject matter is “The Artist’s World,” less than a dozen of these photographs actually reproduce works of art. The rest of the book is given over entirely to an attempt to convey something of the mood and flavor of the hectic, feverish world of cold-water lofts, gallery openings, critics, tastemakers and artistic personalities which make up the “scene” of the New York art world.

More and more, it seems, the end result, the work of art, demands that the viewer bring to its contemplation some feeling for the milieu out of which it arose, and more and more the art world seems driven by the

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