Art: Scissors & Paste

Why slave all day trying to paint an apple that turns out more like a tomato? There is a much easier way to make pictures: just cut and paste.

Last week 100 pasted pictures went on exhibition in Manhattan's wide-windowed Museum of Modern Art. The museum had fancy frames and a fancy French name for them, collages (rhymes with garage), which was the word Picasso, Braque and Juan Gris had used when they first tried the trick back in 1912.

Picasso & Co. had already invented cubism (painting guitars and fruits as if they...

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