Art: Picasso on Picasso

During the last decade the works of massive, humorous, Spanish-born Pablo Ruiz Picasso, 48, at present the most famed Parisian painter, have been bought at huge prices by museums, enthusiasts, tycoons the world over. Often he is acclaimed a Master; "it is even said that soldiers of the Red Army stand as guards of honor before his paintings in the Soviet museums." Yet many a purchaser has been puzzled at heart by the scrawl of a cadaverous bull, the entirely blue circus-rider, the patchwork of pasted cloth, cement, brickdust he has bought....

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