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Picasso: Today hung out with Evan and his father, which was a lot of fun. We went to the Whitney (conveniently hidden in a totally random block of Manhattan) and saw the Picasso exhibit. The theme was to have a Picasso, and then a bunch of paintings by other artists (Lichtenstein, Pollock, Jasper Johns, etc.) who'd ripped off the Picasso. It was pretty neat, and there was an Edward Hopper exhibit as a bonus. That guy's sketches are amazing.

There were two Picasso paintings (the really famous ones) that the MOMA owns and wouldn't lend to the Whitney. So the exhibit just put up the ripoff paintings and had tiny passive-aggressive reproductions of the originals along with explanations along the lines of "Girl Before a Mirror, in the collection of the Museum of Modern Arts since 1944, the cheap bastards!..."


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