PRINT June 1963


Art: USA: now

Art: USA: now, edited by Lee Nord­ness, text by Allen S. Weller (New York: Viking), 1963.

2 volumes, 475 pages, illustrated.


Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Johnson,

who, had they been asked,

would have insisted it be dedicated

instead to the American artist.”

Probably not. A much more likely sug­gestion might have been:

For Fibber McGee and Molly

Who Made All This Possible

For Mr. H. F. Johnson, of course, is the Chairman of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc., better known to radio and TV listeners as “The Johnson’s Wax Company,” who one day invited Mr. Nordness “for a luncheon in which the discussion cen­tered on the possibilities of his corpora­tion’s aiding the creative American artist as part of its public responsibility pro­gram.” (A “public responsibility pro­gram,” one takes it, is a new phrase for “public relations,” which is a variant of “advertising,” which is not unrelated to

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