New York: Random House, 2001. 1st edition. Hardcover. Glossy pictorial dj; black cloth covers, gilt lettering on spine. (xvi), 363 pages : illustrations. VG, dj shows slight wear. Item #180768
"Insightful and opinionated, erudite and amusing, this collection by the author of A Life of Picasso is a marvelously eclectic mix of essays on artists and writers, tastemakers and tycoons. These pieces, each illustrated with a photograph or artwork, were selected by the author because they are about people he has known or would like to have known - or simply because their subjects' genius or quirkiness particularly intrigued him."--Jacket. Contents: Picasso's other mother -- The madness of Scofield Thayer -- Beastly Dr. Barnes -- Sibyl Colefax, lion hunter -- Bonnard's amphibious wife -- The sad case of Mr. Taste -- The Stettheimer dollhouse -- The Sitwells -- Mario Praz's kindly eye -- Vita's muddles -- Killer collector -- Klee's inheritance -- Peggy Guggenheim's bed -- Beaton and Garbo -- Miro, the reluctant Surrealist -- From James to Jan -- Carlos de Beistegui, the miserly magnifico -- Judy Chicago's giant shriek -- A cote Capote -- Braque's late greatness -- Warhol at home -- Anthony Hopkins's stab at Picasso -- Hammer nailed -- Dali's Gala -- Brice Marden's hidden assets -- Nina Kandinsky's deadly diamonds -- Lucian Freud and his models -- In memory of Pablito Picasso.
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