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Page 3 - Betty's Extra Narration Finally I earned enough money to return to New York. The Wakefield Gallery asked me to run a gallery below their bookshop. This was my start on my own - around 1940. Many of the artists who exhibited in the Wakefield Gallery are still with me. One of these, who had been with me the longest, is Saul Steinberg. His first show in [[insertion]] 1943 [[/insertion]] was hardly noticed by art critics. Now he is very famous. I always have loved to laugh. Laughter is more and more important to me as I grow older. Like truth - and it is a kind of truth - it cannot be defined - but it is marvelous. An excitement in being a dealer is that each artist is completely different. I take the most talented, wherever they come from. Kenzo Okada's paintings convey that he is a poet and philosopher.
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