Painting: Resurrected Mural

In his old age, Raoul Dufy fretted a great deal over the fate of the painting he considered a masterpiece, the gigantic mural called The Fairy Electricity. Shown at the 1937 International Exposition in Paris, it was later cut up into 250 sections and stored in a musty warehouse. Despite Dufy's best efforts, no place could be found big enough to exhibit the mural permanently.

Now, eleven years after Dufy's death, the painting has been reassembled and installed in the great semi-elliptical hall of Paris' Museum of Modern Art, where it has become the major...

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