Thanks Guggenheims for Subsidizing Foreign Visits of U.S. Art Mediocrities

The Americana magazine for July advocates the award of a diploma to the Guggenheims, in behalf of American art and science, as a testimonial of recognition for their services in annually deporting from sixty to seventy mediocrities.

“The indignation of real artists which follows upon the announcement of the awards each year is unwarranted,” writes Dudley Warren, “for in the main the Guggenheims have been true if unintentional benefactors and have eliminated from the American scene many odious and aggressive art and science quacks, whose very presence in our midst added confusion to an already overcrowded field.”

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