Somebody paid $3,500 for this

WHY?

Why did Picasso, master draughtsman, choose to paint a portrait like this? - Why Braque . . . Derain. . . Matisse... Cezanne? -What do they mean? What do you say when your pretty dinner partner asks you? - Could you even tell if this were wrong side up? - You've got to know. Not just gulp soup! - One way to find out . . .

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