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David Douglas Duncan


Picasso & Lump
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Jacqueline and Pablo Picasso sitting on the front steps of their villa, a portrait of Jacqueline by Picasso leans against the wall behind them.

"It was this photograph of them sitting on the steps of La Californie [in 1960]--while snuggled together waiting for the fresh paint on the stark portrait to dry ('Para mi amigo Duncan--Picasso')--that I tucked into [Jacqueline's] coffin twenty-six years later, to take to Pablo: a gift for that last voyage." Picasso and Jacqueline, p. 154.