Art: The Unseen Picassos

Photographer David Douglas Duncan had often passed the locked door during his visits to the Riviera villa of Pablo Picasso, but in the three years he had known "the Maestro." he never guessed what was stored on the other side. One day in 1959, Picasso took him by the arm, unlocked the door, and motioned him inside. There, and in other rooms in the villa, were 532 finished paintings by Picasso that the world had never seen—"the greatest unrecorded treasure in modern art." Duncan says.

This week, as Picasso celebrates his 80th birthday, the...

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