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David Douglas Duncan


Goodbye Picasso
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Color drawing by Pablo Picasso, of a stick-figure photographer taking a picture of a flying bird.

Picasso's portrait of Duncan, signed "Para D.D. Duncan. Picasso. el 23.1.62." . . . "[Upon presenting this birthday gift to Duncan in 1962, Picasso exclaimed], photographers always used to say 'look at the birdie' — well, there is the little bird and your right elbow up in the sky and your old cowboy boots and light meter cords . . . Happy Birthday!" Goodbye Picasso, p. 264.

Drawing by Pablo Picasso