ART 1965

Lesser Known and Unknown Painting -- Recent Sculpture

 ART 1965 Displays

SOURCE: Going Places, April 1965

"Another season, another show" could be the theme song for the American Express' World's Fair Pavilion during the second season in New York. New painting and sculpture by living artists from all over the world, selected by expert jurors, highlight the theme of the Pavilion this season.

The exhibit, entitled, "ART 1965: Lesser Known and Unknown Painting -- Recent Sculpture," includes 137 new works by artists and sculptors. Selections were made on the basis of high quality, with an aim to new discoveries.

Brian O'Doherty, Editor-in-Chief of Show Magazine, whose articles appear in leading publications and who has appeared on radio and television as an art critic, spearheaded the search for new, promising artists. Wayne Anderson, a Fellow of many art institutes and head of the Art Department at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, sought out undiscovered sculptors. Assisting in the organization of the exhibit is the Art Information Center, Inc., a non-profit clearing house of information in contemporary fine arts.

Senior Vice President James A. Henderson said the exhibit is a "concentrated experience of new and exciting talents searching for their own direction, checking the past and present against their own needs, thus providing some blueprint for the future."

Robert Moses, President of the New York World's Fair, on learning of American Express' new art show commented, "It should have a profound impact on the art community and enhance the critical aspect of the Fair."

The 94 paintings and 43 sculptures displayed at the exhibit are the culmination of months of travel in search of unrecognized artists by Messrs. O'Doherty and Anderson.

The handsome simplicity of the American Express Pavilion, with its natural oak wood construction and red brick terraces, provides a natural setting for the display of modern art, both inside and outside. Much of the sculpture is exhibited in the open air, and all works are for sale. Prices of paintings range from $100 to $4,000.

The American Express Pavilion is located at the main entrance of the Fair grounds and once again house the half-million dollar official scale model of the Fair. This Fair in miniature enables visitors to quickly orient themselves and plan their day of sightseeing and visiting.

Amexco's Pavilion service area cashes and sells Travelers Cheques and conducts other financial transactions to assist visitors as well as Fair exhibitors and their employees.

The New York World's Fair designated the American Express Credit Card as official Credit Card of the Fair, and the company's Travelers Cheques as official Travelers Cheques.

The eye opener of the 1965 New York World's Fair season could well be American Express' "ART 1965" exhibit. The visitor will experience a serendipitous tour of modern art, a maize of dazzling colors and concentric shapes.

Mel Tarr

ART 1965 Displays 
ART 1965 Displays 


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