Painting: Impressionists Revisited

What will most likely be the third biggest city in the world 20 years from now? Wrong. Not London, not Los Angeles, not Peking—but Sāo Paulo, topped only by Tokyo and New York. Gaining some 300,000 new settlers every year, Brazil's Sāo Paulo is the world s fastest-growing city and, with 5,430,000 inhabitants, is now the world's eighth largest. This week at long last, Sao Paulo could display an art museum worthy of its growing stature.

The museum and the rich collection it houses are the almost single-handed achievements of one man—Sao Paulo's...

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