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Jacqueline and Pablo Picasso stacking canvases freshly signed and dated by the artist.

"Picasso and Jacqueline returned to La Californie from Vauvenargues within six months after their emotion-filled spring move . . . the château would always be a secret retreat, but, for the moment at least, Villa La Californie was still home. And it was here that Jacqueline played an ever-more vital part in the artist's life. She helped tirelessly, silently, on canvas-signing days, until the final 'K' (Kahnweiler) was printed on works for Paris, for their journey from his studio to a future life of their own. [Circa early 1960s.]" Goodbye Picasso, p. 212.