Rare Art

Add one to the list. On Oct. 18, Madrid's San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts became the latest destination on the Picasso pilgrimage route when it opened a roomful of sculptures and etchings by the 20th century's most famous artist. In truth, those works — along with dozens of others by important modern Spanish artists — have been hanging in the esteemed institution for years. Until now, however, almost no one could see them. In 2002, the Academy opened a third floor dedicated to contemporary and modern works like Juan Gris' Fruit Bowl and Newspaper (1920), pictured. But just one...

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