Art: A Strip Tease Pays Off

One of the nation's fattest cash prizes for art was copped last week by a grossly satirical picture of unbuttoned sensuality. For Strip Tease in New Jersey, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. handed over its $2,000 W. A. Clark First Prize Award to blond, balding Reginald Marsh, 46.

A Yale-trained (class of 1920) son of an artist, "Reggie" Marsh studied painting at Manhattan's Art Students League, made his reputation in the late '20s with Hogarthian studies of city low life ("Well-bred people are no fun to paint"). His Strip Tease was easily, by the width of a broad bottom,...

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