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Profile portrait of Pablo Picasso wearing an elaborate feather war bonnet.

"Picasso as an American Indian chief. 1960. Gary Cooper gave the artist this eagle-feather war bonnet during a visit with his family to La Californie. A moment after Cooper helped arrange it on Picasso's head, Pablo turned to a wall where torero Luis Miguel Dominguin had earlier hung the tail of a fighting bull awarded him at a corrida. With a flick of his fingers the bull's tail was shoved up under the brim of the war bonnet, while Picasso pursed his lips and steeled his eyes: voilà--Geronimo!" Viva Picasso, p. 149.