Painting: Quietly 85

The art world was busy celebrating Pablo Picasso's 85th birthday last week. Some dozen exhibitions have opened from Lapland to the Los Angeles County Museum and Macy's department store in New York City. Bags full of mail and telegrams arrived at Mougins, a tiny town above the bay at Cannes on the French Riviera, where Picasso lives. Grateful citizens of Vallauris, the town Picasso resurrected by reviving its pottery industry, sent a huge bouquet of red roses with a white dove in a cage, and their children sent batches of their best...

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