This book was another no brainer! I have so many Picasso books (I loved his style and charisma in photos,) so to have a book about his tailor is a great addition to the library.


Unfortunately it’s written in Italian, but that’s ok because I will only look at the pictures and make up my own stories anyway.


Seems like you can find this book through second-hand sellers on Amazon.



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  1. Reptilia

    March 14, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Love Picasso!!


  2. Laura

    March 14, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    It must be interesting to see this artist from his taylor point of view!

  3. Robert

    March 14, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Will look for this stateside….pix say everything as we all know.

  4. Benoit

    March 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Ahah, I always make up my own stories too when I don’t understand the language. Enjoy the book!


  5. puspa

    March 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    ” I will only look at the pictures and make up my own stories anyway.”
    nicely said….

  6. Lindsey

    March 14, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Looks like an interesting book. Will have to get one. Love the cover

  7. Halla

    March 14, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    On one hand it seems like an interesting book about a complicated and dark man and on the other I’m hesitant to praise Picasso anymore for anything other than his genius.

    I wonder what the content of the book is really about. Does it discuss his work? His fashion? His interactions with the people around him? Or, does it simply sugarcoat his egomania and rather cruel behaviors? Yes, he was an artistic genius and charismatic man, but it’d be interesting to hear more about the other sides of him as well.

    Sorry for hijacking your post! We just had a seminar for my Art History class about Picasso and his life, so this is clearly still in my mind!

  8. Leo Smith

    March 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    The photos look like the work of David Douglas Duncan…

  9. Sarah

    March 14, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    “Unfortunately it’s written in Italian, but that’s ok because I will only look at the pictures and make up my own stories anyway.”
    –Favorite sentence ever!! Like a child’s innocent, honest approach. Great..just great.

  10. sofia

    March 15, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Need help translating?

  11. Paul

    March 15, 2013 at 4:33 am

    What a great find. I love the idea of creating your own interpretation through the pictures.

  12. adriana

    March 15, 2013 at 4:44 am

    I’ll read it in italian. Because pictures are not enough for me.

  13. Eva

    March 15, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Ciao Sart,
    Italian is not a problem so you can read it and learn a bit ,so when you come to visit us you talk a little bit, Italian!.I never thought that Picasso had a tailor…I think he’s been a difficult client .Tailor is my favorite job…
    Love Picasso genius art, of course free spirit and jelous temperament….as Spanish people…like me!

    PS: Your b&w photos are so beautiful…

  14. Gian Luca M

    March 15, 2013 at 6:40 am

    I love this categorie…I love books!

    Gian Luca M

  15. Lydia

    March 15, 2013 at 7:02 am

    Haha, love how you said that you’ll just look at the photos and make up your own stories. Sometimes doing that is more fun than reading the actual print…

  16. Little Miss Notting Hill

    March 15, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Looks like a fabulous book – I too love Picasso. Have just been to Paris last weekend and spent over 2 hours in Shakespeare and Co trowling through all of the finds. Ended up with Gertrude Stein’s Paris – highly recommend! x

  17. Andrea Monti

    March 15, 2013 at 9:21 am

    C’è sempre tempo per imparare l’italiano ;)

  18. Michael

    March 15, 2013 at 10:58 am


    I have had a photo of Picasso in my office for years, he adorned in his trademark striped tee paired with checked pants sitting al fresco at a cafe, his penetrating gaze turned toward the camera with a potent mix of self assurance and a soupcon of arrogance.

    His art was an extension of his style; his style an extension of his art.

    What it must have been like to be “Picasso”…..

  19. Chiara

    March 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Well, if you ever get tired of just looking at the pictures, I’d happily translate the book for you! But I’m sure you have a vivid imagination and will never get bored!



  20. Herrbergquist

    March 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I`ve always loved his breton striped sweaters.. and his aesthetics off course!

  21. Alex

    March 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    “that’s ok because I will only look at the pictures and make up my own stories anyway”…hahaha! Wonderful. Will ‘like’ this on Bloglovin just for that.

  22. Lynn

    March 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Scott, I can’t believe that with all of your trips to Italy you have not learned Italian! I started learning in 2009 because I like the language and now I can speak quite well and I am reading Pasolini. I have also learned French to a good level (which helped with the Italian), and I am no language expert. You have a private tutor in Garance, and I believe she speaks Italian as well as French. What are you waiting for? :)

  23. Pilar

    March 24, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I like Picasso’s work a lot, and I liked him even more when I found out -many years ago- that my great-great-grandfather’s sister was his patron (sponsor), haha.

  24. Cheli

    June 7, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Do you speak French ? This book exists in French, of course ;)

  25. Patricia

    June 7, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Le livre existe aussi en français, si vous ne connaissez pas l’italien et que le français est plus facile pour vous……. Lisez-le, cela en vaut la peine!

  26. Becca

    September 29, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I know the book since the girl pictured in one of the images above, Alika Sapone, is actually the wife of Antonio Sapone, an Italian gallerist now based in Nice, the official representant of Hartung (also pictured in the same image) and Burri – who he met, among many others, through his wife while she kept modelling for painters in the South of France.
    I have arrived to this book the other way around, but it was nice to spot it on TheS.

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