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David Douglas Duncan


The Silent Studio
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Interior view of a room with a wooden caned chair in the immediate foreground, and an empty easel at the far end. Piles of art works are stacked on the floor along both sides of the room.

"The 'viewing' studio, Notre-Dame de Vie. Picasso rarely painted there but spent hours in the old caned chair studying new works stacked along the walls. 201 canvases, painted in a year and a half (1970-72), were trucked from this room to Avignon--his last exhibit--six weeks before he died. [1973.]" The Silent Studio, p. 19.