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DAVID McDERMOTT AND PETER McGOUGH are painters who work together. They have been painting in the past for some time and living in the past even longer. Recently they had their first one-team show at the new North Store Gallery in New York. It was a very unusual show entitled “Genuine Meiji Oil Paintings.” All of the paintings were signed 1884. McDermott and McGough look circa 1920. McDermott was living in the early ’30s when I met him ten years ago. He found it preferable to the present in every aspect.

Recently, with the boom in paintings that are pictures, McDermott and McGough took up painting pictures as a business. They didn’t have a studio, but the church they attend, the oldest congregation in New York City, had a beautiful large room on the third floor of the church house. At first they had to share it with a karate class and an aerobic dance class, but now they have it all to

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