Special painting issue edited by John Coplans. Essays "'Painters Reply," by Rudolf Baranik, Gene Davis, Stephen Greene, Buffie Johnson, Wolf Kahn, R.B. Kitaj, Terence La Noue, Ellen Lanyon, Adele Leonard, Allan McCollum, Dona Nelson, Pat Passlof, Tony Robbin, Jim Roche, Edwin Ruda, Peter Saul, David Simpson, Joan Snyder, Paul Staiger, May Stevens, Sidney Tillim, John Torreano, Mario Yrissary; "Painting and Anti-Painting: A Family Quarrel," by Max Kozloff; "Painting and the Struggle for the Whole Self," by Andrew Forge; "Patterns, Grids, And Painting," by Amy Goldin; "Remarks on Their Medium by Four Painters," by Pat Adams, Nancy Graves, Budd Hopkins, Irving Petlin: "None Dare Call it Boho," by Peter Plagens. Reviews by Hayden Herrera, Roberta Smith, Susan Heinemann. Cover: Jackson Pollock in his studio.