Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Pablo Picasso opened his first gallery exhibition on June 24, 1901 in the Rue Lafitte in Paris. The 19 year-old Spaniard was just entering his Blue Period and still painting in a representational manner. He appears ten times in A Book of Ages. Being a suspect in the theft of the Mona Lisa, painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, marrying a ballerina, having an affair with a shopgirl, suing a biographer, rewriting his will, etc. An interesting life.