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Art’s man in black gets Louvre tribute for 100th birthday

PARIS: They call him art’s man in black. Artist Pierre Soulages has painted primarily in black for eight decades — foreswearing all other colours since 1979. Now the Louvre museum in Paris is marking his 100th birthday with a rare tribute to a living artist. Twenty works from the more than 1,700 canvasses the French master has produced over his long career will be shown in a special three-month show which opens Wednesday. But the painter, who will turn 100 on Christmas Eve, and who is still working, is unlikely to make the opening because of a general...


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