The gold dust twins: Thomas Hart Benton, Walt Disney, and the mining of frontier mythology

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

      Fig. 1. Thomas Hart Benton (1889–1975), c. 1944. Gelatin silver print, 9 ¼ by 7 ¼ inches. Private collection. Fig. 2. Walt Disney (1901–1966) by George Hurrell (1904–1992). Gelatin silver print, 9 by 7 inches. Courtesy of Laguna Art Museum and Walt Disney Company © Estate of George Hurrell. In March 1946 Thomas Hart Benton (Fig. 1) …

Downsizing at the International Fine Art Fair

Editorial Staff Art

The biggest thing about this year’s International Fine Art Fair (May 1 – 5) was the grand arrangement of cherry blossoms and white lilies flanking the entry to the Armory Drill Hall. Inside there were fewer exhibitors—thirty-nine down from sixty last year. But size and quantity are not the measure of anything when it comes to fine art, and as …