Art: Over Pablo's Shoulder

Among modern-art enthusiasts, pretty Franchise Gilot, 30, must rest her main claim to fame on her great & good friendship with Pablo Picasso. Since 1945? she has kept house for him on the French Riviera, served as model for dozens of portraits, borne him two children, Claude (four) and Paloma (three). In Paris last week, Franchise made a bid for a bit more attention in her own right: she put on a one-man show of her own paintings for the first time.

Franchise, who paints between household chores, had found her subjects close by: vegetables, flowers, kitchen utensils, portraits of her children....

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