Art: How to Break Records

When Jacques Sarlie found himself in France as a U.S. Army officer at the end of World War II, he had his own ideas about what he wanted to liberate. A Dutch-born U.S. citizen who likes to keep the sources of his wealth a secret, Sarlie struck up an acquaintance with Pablo Picasso, became one of the few men to whom Picasso was willing to sell his paintings directly. Over the next few years, before the modern art market went wild

Sarlie bought Picassos covering the full range of the painter's varied styles, fleshed...

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