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Picasso and Dora: A Personal Memoir

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This fresh and vivid portrait of the postwar Paris art world, written by a member of Picasso’s circle, sheds original new light on the greatest of modern artists and on the most important and least-known of his loves, the alluring and formidable photographer and painter Dora Maar.

Hardcover, 340 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published April 1993)
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This is a very personal reminiscence of the author's close friendship with first Picasso, beginning when the author was a young soldier after World War Two, and then even more so with the famous artist's rejected model and lover, Dora Maar. Mr. Lord believably writes of a reciprocal intimacy between himself and those two complicated and powerful personalities which continued to the end of their lives. The experience of reading the book seemed akin to reading a private diary, and indeed the book ...more
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James Lord was an American writer. He was the author of several books, including critically acclaimed biographies of the artists Alberto Giacometti and Pablo Picasso (with whom he became acquainted in Paris during his Army service in the Second World War).
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