Pablo Picasso, Bathers, 1918.
Green confesses that he hasn't seen the Sports Illustrated version: "The newsstand near me carries Cooks Illustrated, The Nation, Bookforum, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and The New York Review of Books. It seems not to carry Sports Illustrated." But he seems to have hit pretty close to the mark: art museums have gotten into it, too, suggesting works from their own collections. My favorite: the Met's contribution.
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