ART: Tea With Sugar

A nine-by-twelve-foot canvas of five loosely sketched, bright pink nudes swinging in a wild dance across emerald green grass under a vivid blue sky hung last week on the walls of Manhattan Art Dealer Pierre Matisse, flanked by a group of photographs and autograph letters. Bewildering to the cautious mind, the canvas was of first importance to the U. S. art world for it was a full-size preliminary sketch for La Danse, the most famed mural decoration that Dealer Matisse's father, bearded Henri Matisse, ever did. Few U. S. art lovers have...

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