Art: Back to Paris

Tsuguji Foujita's whisker-fine brush drawings had always gone over big in the West, and he was homesick for Montparnasse. Last week, in the Tokyo suburb of Itabashi-ku, he was waiting impatiently for occupation authorities to O.K. his return to Paris.

Meanwhile, he had shipped a sheaf of work (including two six-panel painted screens) westward to raise funds. On exhibition in a Manhattan gallery this week, the new drawings were up to Foujita's lively scratch. The ink still seemed to spit, hiss and whisper off the tip of his brush. Best of the easel paintings...

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