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Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

In her review of “The Ritz” hotel show in Washington D.C. (September 1983), Jeanne Silverthorne mentions how established artists such as Gene Davis were able to maintain their usual positions of high visibility. Ironically, however, she failed to realize that it was not Davis but a young area artist named Jeffrey Meizlik who stenciled over Mr. Davis’ black head profiles with the red international sign for negation. This was done for the very reason of established artists gaining higher visibility and thus credibility; it was a symbolic comment on the lack of meaningful support by area institutions of lesser-known artists.

—William Willis

Preston, MD

To the Editor:

I appreciate Jeanne Silverthorne’s thoughtful review of my work (January 1984). She was not imagining the humor—the subject would be deadly without it. My “rock and a hard place” takes the form sometimes of being too

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