Art: Skeleton for UNESCO

A crowd of 300 journalists, art lovers and notables waited in a school courtyard in the small French Riviera town of Vallauris. The master, as usual unimpressed by ceremony, arrived dressed in faded corduroy pants, yellow shirt and bright orange scarf. Pablo Picasso bussed his good friend, Communist Boss Maurice Thorez, on both cheeks, then shook hands with Director of French Museums Georges Salles, down from Paris for the occasion —the unveiling of Picasso's much heralded 32-by-29-ft. mural for UNESCO's new Paris headquarters. Picasso yanked the cord, pulling back the concealing curtain. The...

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