Thursday, March 24

The Battle for Picasso’s Multi-Billion-Dollar Empire

"'I had a papa who painted,' Maya Widmaier-Picasso once said when she exhibited some of her father’s paintings, drawings, and watercolors that she inherited after he died, in 1973. Her papa was Pablo Picasso. Her mother was Marie-Thérèse Walter, whom Picasso met one evening in 1927, when she was 17 and he was 45. Nine years before, Picasso had married Olga Khokhlova, one of Diaghilev’s dancers, with whom he had a son, Paulo, but the marriage was collapsing. Maya’s mother later confided that Picasso had seen her leaving the Paris Métro and said, 'You have an interesting face. I would like to do a portrait of you.' She had no idea who Picasso was, so he took her to a bookstore to show her a book about himself. Maya’s parents had split up when she was about eight, but she spent a great deal of time with her father. ..."
Vanity Fair
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