Robert Capa - Portrait of Pablo Picasso


Silver Gelatin print, circa 1980. This shows a facing portrait. The back of the photograph is printed (see note below)

Size: 204 x 254 mms

Note: The printing verso is on the heading of “A Painters Diary” which was a film about Picasso made by Perry Adato and broadcast on June 2nd 1980. This was created to coincide with a major retrospective of Picasso’s works at MOMA in New York. The film is an intimate glimpse into the personal and professional worlds of the artist. The film examines Picasso's body of work, as well as the individuals and locations that defined his life. Film highlights include commentary from Paloma Picasso and Claude Picasso. Through the artist's story, viewers discover a deeper understanding of the relationship of art to our everyday lives. The printed piece on the verso of our photograph reads “My work is my diary. For those who know how to read, I have painted my autobiography” said the 20th century’s most prolific and perhaps most distinguished artist, Pablo Picasso. The world famous artist, his work, his friends and his surroundings are featured in “Picasso a A painters Diary” - a 90 minute film produced and directed by Perry Miller Adato. A WNET/THIRTEEN, New York, production, “Picasso -- A Painters Diary” airs on FBS Monday June 2 , 8.00 - 9.30 p.m, and is made possible by a grant from IBM. Photo by Robert Capa, courtesy of the International Center of Photography”