The Sophist
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The Sophist

Picasso’s Hidden Masterpiece

The Painter and His Model (1927), this painting is so rarely seen and photographed that I had to take a picture of its reproduction in a book.

Billions of dollars worth of artworks locked up in Tehran have barely seen the light of day since the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The collection features works by modern European and American artists including Warhol, Renoir, Kandinsky, Pollock, Matisse, Giacometti, Magritte, Seurat, and Francis Bacon.

It is an extraordinary all-star lineup that you’d only find in western capital cities, and ranks as one of the…

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Steven Gambardella

Steven Gambardella

I am a history PhD sharing the lessons of philosophy and history with practical benefits for your life and work. Get in touch: stevengambardella@gmail.com