• Portland

    The continuance of three exhibitions of the drawings and woodcuts of Leonard Baskin—and the reading of the Baskin Manifesto: “The Necessity for the Image”—have given both the city’s avant garde and rear guard fuel for thought. Recently at Portland Art Museum, the Artist Membership presented six panelists whose subject for discussion was a question raised in Baskin’s New Image. The question was: “Can an art which is wholly devoid of figurative elements hold such wonder and glory as does so much of the art of the past?” The presence of the opposing forces which met for the debate in the sculpture

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