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Q:

It's pretty difficult, because she is involved too, isn't she?

Lasker:

Yes. I went to a superb dinner at the Picasso Exhibition that was given by Estee Lauder to 150 people. We were allowed to wander through the empty exhibit at will, when most of the time there is a terrible crowd. The Picasso Exhibition is no doubt the exhibition of the last ten years. More people talked about it than anything since the Van Gogh Exhibition.

Q:

Yes. Were you as enthralled as the critics seem to have been?

Lasker:

No, because I had known Picasso's work since I was in college, and everybody else seems to have recently discovered him. (laughs). And there are many, many pictures that are very, very bad that he kept for himself, but I think he kept them for himself because there was not great demand for them -- they were very chaotic and disturbing pictures.

But there were some very good ones, and the good ones outbalanced the poor ones, so it caused great excitement. I've never seen anything promoted the was it was promoted by the Museum of Modern Art.

Q:

It had tremendout promotion. It seemed to me that the gist of the whole thing was that it was such a large



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