COOL AIR

COOL AIR

To the shoppers, the hunters, the sifters and winnowers, to those of you who comprise that vast fraternity of picture-watchers, we offer you this salon of the special and the supernatural.
Painting number one: it has to do with death—usually the last chapter in every man’s book of life: the ashes and the dust, the tomb, and the engraving on the stone—death, the finale. But our first painting offers up a tale with the final curtain not quite the final curtain . . . there’s an epilogue. We offer you now a little item called “Cool Air,” tonight’s first painting in the Night Gallery.