On his second-to-last day in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art invited César Aira to view drawings and etchings by Picasso not on display to the public.
Aira’s short story “Picasso” begins thus:
Along with New Directions’ Publisher Barbara Epler and Vice President Laurie Callahan, Aira could ponder this question while rifling through artworks by Picasso and Duchamp in MoMA’s special collections. No bags or coats allowed.
New Directions thanks May Castleberry and Katherine D. Alcauskas for this special viewing!