Art: Life with Pablo

How does it feel to have great modern art around the house? Jean and Huguette Ramié have their own answer. When the two young artists were about to be married in 1951, their friend and neighbor Pablo Picasso slipped into their modest apartment in Vallauris, north of Cannes, and by way of a wedding present proceeded to decorate the drab walls. His sketches were charming and nonabstract. In an odd corner he painted a thoroughly representational bloomer girl, to remind Jean of his bachelor days. In the bedroom he put a nude, and in...

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