Art: Leger

Among the fraternity, French art dealers have a handy way of figuring the value of pictures by artists with established reputation: they measure the canvases and divide the area into the resulting number of numéros (a numero being a space about five inches square). Pablo Picasso, highest priced of any French painter, gets about 7,000 francs per numero for his canvases. From that peak prices drop sharply. In Manhattan last week the Museum of Modern Art gave its first one-man show of the season to an artist...

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