Art: What's My Line?

One year ago, Pablo Picasso's young and beautiful wife, Francoise Gillot, left him. She took along their two children, aged 6 and 4, explained that she was "sick of living with a monument." The "monument" bestirred itself, and by February produced a series of 180 drawings that may well stand among the richest flowerings in soth century art. The drawings were first put together as a book in Paris. Last week they were available on U.S. book counters as Picasso and the Human Comedy (Harcourt, Brace; $25).

The book is the work of an old (73) man who has, whatever his...

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