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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Picasso, Provence, and Douglas Cooper

The Sorcerer's Apprentice is John Richardson's vivid memoir of the time he spent living with and learning from the deeply knowledgeable and temperamental art collector, Douglas Cooper. For ten years the two entertained a circle of friends that included Jean Cocteau, W. H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, and, most intriguingly, Pablo Picasso. Compulsively readable and beautifully illustrated, this book is both a triple portrait of the author, Cooper, and Picasso, and a revealing look at a crucial artistic period.
 

328 pages | 124 halftones | 6-1/8 x 9-1/8 | © 1999

Art: Art--General Studies

Biography and Letters

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Army and Navy Child
Douglas Cooper
First Night
Grand Tour
Back on the Road
The Revelation of Castille
Miscreants, Pets, and Neighbors
A Trip with Picasso
The Visitors’ Book
Graham Sutherland and the Tate Affair
God Save the Queen
Painters and Paintings
Picasso and Dora
Collectors
Picasso and Jacqueline
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
The Beginning of the End
The End
Epilogue
Select Bibliography
Index

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