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Picasso’s Grandson Just Wrote a Tell-All Family Memoir
Olivier Widmaier Picasso, who is Picasso's grandson, just released a new book...
News 19 Nov 2018

Is it a soap opera or a way to honor one of the greatest artists of our time?
Olivier Widmaier Picasso, who is Picasso’s grandson, just released a new book called “Picasso: An Intimate Portrait.”
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The author, who works as a TV producer by-day, has funny anecdotes that riddle the pages – his art teacher used to praise his terrible drawings, just because of his surname (can you imagine the eye rolls from fellow students?).
There was also issues of fitting into the Picasso tribe – and how that silenced him. He told the Scotland Herald: “I would say it’s not easy to live next to Picasso,” he says.
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“You are just waiting for your cheque or a word or attention. Or you live without Picasso, which is not possible because at some point someone will know that you are the grandson or the granddaughter of someone special. You have 90 percent of your life influenced by history, by his legacy, his fame, and 10 per cent you can save as your own life.”
 

Text by Nadja Sayej
Photos via Tate, Post and Courier

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