Picasso's New Home

November 5, 2014 2:45 PM

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Picasso's New Home

The Picasso Museum -- housed in the elegant Hôtel Salé in the Marais area of Paris -- has gone through turmoil. Since shutting its doors in 2009 in order to undertake a complete renovation, it ran into inordinate delays and general dissatisfaction with its president, Anne Baldassari. Several staff members resigned, and Laurent Le Bon was named president earlier this year to replace Ms. Baldassari (who remains as curator).

The museum, finally reopened to the public last week, is a glistening white showcase for its vast Picasso collection, which was donated to France by the Picasso family in lieu of inheritance taxes. There are more than five thousand works: paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs. It i...

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