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AN ODDBALL LOOK AT OAKMONT

June 11, 1973
June 11, 1973

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June 11, 1973

Lacrosse
  • By Peter Carry

    In the NCAA lacrosse championship, a stall by underdog Johns Hopkins held mighty Maryland for a while. But a cluster of All-Americas and a hot-shooting freshman named Urso saved the day in overtime

Fire And Rain
Out Of The Cage
People
Baseball
Wrestling
Bridge
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

AN ODDBALL LOOK AT OAKMONT

Belgian surrealist René Magritte (1898-1967) painted in a style calculated to undermine conventional ways of seeing things. "In view of my determination to make the most familiar objects scream aloud," he once wrote of his work, "they had to be disposed in a new order and charged with a vibrant significance." Artist Donald Moss has chosen to look at the Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh, site of next week's U.S. Open, as Magritte might have. The result on the next six pages, like Magritte's work itself, can be enchanting or unsettling, but is surely liberating. Following Moss' impressions are a brief history of the old club and a re-creation of the memorable 1962 Open that was held there, the tournament young Jack Nicklaus won—to the everlasting dismay of Arnold Palmer.

This is an article from the June 11, 1973 issue Original Layout

"...it is the power of enchantment that matters."

"...it came to me that objects themselves could and ought to reveal their existence eloquently...."

SIX ILLUSTRATIONSDONALD MOSS