A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Dec 24, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 608 pages
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As he magnificently combines meticulous scholarship with irresistible narrative appeal, Richardson draws on his close friendship with Picasso, his own diaries, the collaboration of Picasso's widow Jacqueline, and unprecedented access to Picasso's studio and papers to arrive at a profound understanding of the artist and his work. 800 photos.


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Contents

Rome and the Ballets Russes 1917
17
Parade
31
The Ballet in Spain
47
With Olga in Barcelona Fall 1917
59
Return to Montrougc Winter 191718 68
85
Death of Apollinaire 1918
97
Rue la Boétie 191819
104
London and Trimme 1919 1 l 3
152
Still Lifes at La Vigie Summer 1921
265
La Dame 1925
274
The Villa Belle Rose Summer 1925
285
Masterpiece Studio 1925 26
297
Summer at La Haic Blanche 1926
311
11aricThérésc Walter 1927
323
Summer of Metamorphosis
335
The Sculptor 192829
363

DueJester 1921
171
Summer at Fontaincblcau
185
Beau Mondc 192 1 22
192
Paris 1923
218
Summer at Cap dAntibes 2 33
233
Cocteau rmd Radiguet
240
Mercure 1921
257
xiii
491
Short Titles
501
Index
521
501
566
511
575
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About the author (2008)

John Richardson was born in 1924. He studied art at the Slade School but soon gave up painting for art criticism. In 1949 he moved to Provence, where he helped the collector Douglas Cooper transform the Château de Castille near Avignon into a private museum of cubist painting. For the next twelve years he lived in France where he became friends with Picasso, Braque, Léger, and Cocteau. With Picasso's encouragement he embarked on an analytic study of the artist's portraits, part of which is incorporated in the present biography.

In the early 1960s Richardson went to live in New York City where he was appointed head of Christie's U.S. operation. Besides having organized various exhibitions, he has written books on Manet and Braque and is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. The first volume of his Life of Picasso was published to wide acclaim in 1991 and won England's prestigious Whitbread Prize. In 1993 he was made a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 1994-95 he served as the Slade Professor of Art at Oxford University. Currently he divides his time between Connecticut and New York City, where he is working on the third and fourth volumes of this biography.


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