Sex in the City

When questioned about the relationship between art and sexuality, Pablo Picasso once replied, "It's the same thing." Gérard Régnier, director of the Picasso Museum in Paris and curator of the "Erotic Picasso" exhibition, has taken the artist at his word. This blockbuster show, which recently opened at Paris' Jeu de Paume for a three-month run before moving on to Montreal and Barcelona, presents Pablo the Latin lover in a marathon celebration of the pleasure principle.

"Erotic Picasso" is a ragbag of more than 300 works, in which paintings, sculptures and engravings share the limelight with drawings and doodles...