Graphics: Erotica at 87

When summoned to Pablo Picasso's Riviera villa last March, Paris Printer Aldo Crommelynck packed only one clean shirt. There had been many previous summonses in the 20 years that Crommelynck, 37, and his brother Piero, 34, had been privileged to print the master's occasional engravings. The brothers even found it worthwhile to keep a small printing press in an atelier near Picasso's house, enabling the impatient artist to view proofs without delay. From those earlier calls, Crommelynck fully expected to run off proofs of one or possibly two new engravingsĀ—all Picasso ever...

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