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PRINT June 1963

books

Art: USA: now

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

2 volumes, 475 pages, illustrated.

“THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED to

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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