About the artist Pablo Picasso

Debbie Warford
Debbie Warford
Published on April 22, 2020

I like this story about the artist Pablo Picasso. Late in life, when Picasso was very famous, he had gone back to visit the studio he had as a struggling young artist in Paris. Outside the studio, sleeping on a bench, he recognized an old tramp he had known in those early days. The man had fallen on hard times.

Picasso went over to a rubbish bin, found a crumpled piece of paper, smoothed it out, and did a beautiful sketch on it. Signing it, he handed it to the tramp and said, “Here, buy yourself a house.”

From The Lives of the Surrealists by Desmond Morris.

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