Art: Picasso, Spots & All

Pablo Picasso y Ruiz was having a one-man show last week. Among the people who flocked to see it in Paris' Galerie Louis Carré was the Brazilian Ambassador to France, an amateur of the arts. Two art experts guided him to a painting which—like many recent Picassos—had a few careless spots on it as well as several places where the great man had obviously painted over his earlier attempts. The Ambassador would have none of it, triumphantly selected a nice clean one to take home.

Most everyone else who saw Picasso's latest show would as...

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