PRINT October 1986


Rex gets his feet wet.

IN TWO WEEKS REX would have exhausted his savings. (Which reminded him that J. L. Gigot; Parisian critic at large for various French periodicals under formation, still owed him $43.85 which Rex had loaned him to help meet the month’s rent.)

But there was hope. Dorothy, his guardian angel from art-school days, had promised to introduce him to the director of a midtown indoor tennis court, who was looking for an artist to create a fresco for the entrance. And Rico Radziwell, his building super, for a consideration to be paid him if Rex got the position, was arranging to have Rex’s name put on the waiting list for a job as a guard at the Brooklyn Museum. Rico himself had once been a temporary guard for the museum’s special contemporary shows, and had absorbed much of his art information there. Hence the inspiration for Rico’s collection of young artists right off the boat, so to speak.


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