Postcard / with passepartout / David Douglas Duncan / Sculpture Tête de taureau / 24 x 30 cm
One day in 1956, David Douglas Duncan rang the bell at the La Californie portal in Cannes, where Picasso was staying. Declaring his desire to meet the Master, he came on behalf of their mutual friend Robert Capa, who died prematurely in 1954 while covering the Indochina War. The door opens and "DDD" (that's his nickname) discovers the painter... in his bathtub.... Incredulous and amused, he asks the artist if he can get his camera out of his car. This is the beginning of a very long friendship that ends with the artist's death. "I became intimate with the whole family. They accepted me like a mosquito," he tells journalists who ask him about this relationship.
David Douglas Duncan (1916-2018)
Sculpture of a bull's head on the wall of the living room in the Atelier La Californie, Cannes 1957 - Modern print 2013. H. 60; L. 50 cm - Paris, Musée national Picasso.
© Photo Rmn-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Photo Rmn-GP I © David Douglas Ducan - © Succession Picasso, Paris 2021 - © Rmn - Grand Palais, Paris 2021.
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