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Category Archives: Pablo Picasso

Picasso and Rivera Talk

Really, this is quite unusual, self-portraits talking to each other from a wall on either side of a gallery door. The man on the left, a short muscular brute standing bare-chested, says, “Get out of that frame.” “Okay, as long as you do, too.” Pablo Picasso, cocky at age twenty-five in 1906, steps naked, it […]

Also posted in Diego Rivera, LACMA, Painters

Freud and Wife Visit Picasso

In Paris Lucian and I again socialize with other glamorous and creative people, and most mornings he paints while I write, imagining myself a female Fitzgerald thirty years after Scott brought exotic but doomed Zelda to this marvelous city. Several Parisiennes tell me Lucian and I might be an even more dazzling couple. Within a […]

Also posted in Boxing, Caroline Blackwood, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Infidelity, Lucian Freud, Painters, Paris, Zelda Fitzgerald

First Review of Paint it Blue

The first review of “Paint it Blue” has just been posted on Amazon.com, and I’m honored that painter and writer Peter Wood gave the book five stars. Here is the review: Most Helpful Customer Reviews 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars — Painters Exposed As Never Before! […]

Also posted in Art, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, George Thomas Clark, Paint it Blue, Painters, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh

Paint it Blue – Published

Paint it Blue, the long-anticipated collection of stories about painters, has been published and is now available. Introduction – We wonder what they’re thinking, so we ask Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. And you, Picasso, what are you really like? Vincent van Gogh, please tell us more about your agony and inspiration. We must also […]

Also posted in Art, Art Galleries, Charles White, Diego Rivera, Dorothea Tanning, Fernando Motilla, Francisco Goitia, Francoise Gilot, Frida Kahlo, George Luks, Getty Museum, Guernica, Hammer Museum, James McNeill Whistler, Joe Overstreet, Paint it Blue, William H. Johnson

Tame Her

This story is part of the collection “Paint it Blue” Francoise Gilot and Pablo Picasso

Also posted in Aging, Art, Francoise Gilot, Painters, Sex

Hemingway Fifty Years Dead

Early morning on a July second Ernest Hemingway, battered by decades of alcoholism, assailed by a brain injured in one car and two plane crashes, haunted by a lifelong fear of inherited mental illness and certain that it and rapid aging had forever rendered him paranoid and defeated, quietly arose from a bedroom separate from […]

Also posted in Art, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, France, Julian Barnes, Movies, Paris, Woody Allen, Writers