Vintage hardback coffee table book featuring Pablo Picasso's personal collection of art. By David Douglas Duncan, published in 1961. First edition, 271 pages.
"No painter of this century's Midas-touched art world has seen more of his colors and canvas change to gold than Pablo Picasso: no painter of any century rose farther above misery and starvation to enjoy the frontierless freedom of universal acclaim. Today, although he is almost regally disdainful of all such homage, just as he was derision in his youth, Picasso must get some satisfaction from the fact that there has never before been a man who lived to see the work of his hands win richer rewards. And yet, still shunning the clamor of controversy and persistent collectors, only he, among all artists, is known to have concealed hundreds of great canvases painted throughout his lifetime just because he cherished them himself, as his own offspring, and planned that they remain forever together."