THE KLEINS OF D'ARBLAY STREET SIR,—I am glad that M.
Yves Klein's exhibition enabled the Spectator to fill so much of its space this week, and provided your correspondent with a profitable article. Mr. Levin's method is to observe, record and then to comment, so you will perhaps allow me to correct him on one or two matters of fact, since his incorrect assumptions spoil the point of his huMour.
He has, through your pages, disparaged the French art review Prismes, which is not only dis- tinguished and influential, but extremely lavishly
produced. English journalists notoriously share insularity of outlook with unawareness of the visual arts, but out of courtesy to a sister publication some- body might have made a check.
Secondly, M. Klein prepares and grinds his own paint, an exacting process which gives it its own especial depth, brilliance and beauty. He does not use 'cheap poster paint.' The many other factual inaccuracies in Mr. Levin's article are, he will no doubt think, minor enough to be covered by journalistic licence.—Yours faithfully,
• Director, Gallery One 20 D'A rblay Street, Wardour Street, WI