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[[underlined]] ARTS AND ARTISTS [[/underlined]] [[image - black & white photograph of Ben Shawn]] BEN SHAWN, the famous American painter who came to London in September to re-create scenery for the London opening of JEROME ROBBINS' "BALLETS: U.S.A." at the Piccadilly the Piccadilly Theatre on September 14. Scenery, props and costumes were lost in an aircraft crash prior to the American dance company's opening in Edinburgh [[image - black & white photograph of George Spaventa's sculpture "Tenth Street Allegory"]] GEORGE SPAVENTA'S "Tenth Street Allegory" has been purchased with funds granted by Longview Foundation Inc., New York, which has launched a programme in aid of the arts [[image - black & white photograph of James Brooks' painting "Boon"]] [[underlined]] JAMES BROOKS' "BOON" 1957 ACQUIRED BY THE TATE GALLERY]] [[/underlined]] The Friends of the Tate Gallery, a recently formed society under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, have presented to it two large paintings by the American artists Philip Guston and James Brooks, entitled respectively "The return" 1956-58 and "Boon" 1957. In addition a work by Mark Rothko "Light Red Over Black" 1957, has been purchased by the Trustees. These are among the first examples of post-war American painting to be acquired by museums outside America; the Tate also possesses works by John Marin, Charles Burchfield, Maurice Sterne, Bernard Perlin, Sam Francis and Theodore Roszak
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