Sunday, August 29, 2010

The boy who bit Picasso, Antony Penrose

The boy who bit Picasso, Antony Penrose (Thames & Hudson)

This is a charming little book narrated by a young boy called Tony (actually the son of photographer Lee Miller and her artist husband Roland Penrose) whose family friend was none other than the world-famous Pablo Picasso. Told in a childlike voice, and accompanied by brilliant photographs of Picasso, Tony and his family, as well as cute illustrations.

"I don't remember this, but Mum told everyone that one day, when we were playing, I got over-excited and I naughtily bit Picasso. Picasso turned around and bit me right back - hard! Just before I started to yell, Mum heard Picasso say, in French, ' Gosh! That's the first Englishman I've ever bitten!'"

A gorgeous, slightly quirky, look at one of the great artists.

1 comment:

  1. What a great title. It sounds intriguing. You've definitely got my attention. I'll have to keep my eye out for this one.


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