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Art, Spies, and CMA (Happy Birthday Nicolas Poussin)

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Sir Anthony Blunt, one of the most infamous spies of the 20th century, was also an expert on Nicholas Poussin. Sherman Lee, one of the most famous art museum directors of the 20th century, was also an expert at seeing the hidden value and authorship in a work of art. The two star in this fascinating story of how the museum acquired a masterpiece.