Art: From Pablo, With Love

Pablo Picasso has always been articulately hostile to Franco's Spain. Only four months ago, he brusquely refused a request from the Spanish Government to acquire his celebrated Guernica, which depicts the sufferings of civilians in the Spanish Civil War. "Guernica will return to Spain only when the republic is restored," he declared from France, where he has lived for nearly 70 of his 88 years. And he himself probably will not go back before Guernica. Thus, the French were somewhat aggrieved last week when it was announced that Picasso had donated some 900 of his early works to the city...