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Picasso : Creator and Destroyer

Huffington, Arianna

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ISBN 10: 0671454463 / ISBN 13: 9780671454463
Published by Simon and Schuster, New York, 1988
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by author. FIRST PRINTING of the First Edition. The best and most detailed biography of the famed Spanish painter, exploring his controversial life, the sexual and iconoclastic themes in his art, his many love affairs, marriages, and relationships with women, his consistent mistreatment and abuse of those women, his homosexuality, his politics as a communist activist, his many friendships with other artists, political leaders, and society figures, much more. Hardcover with dust jacket, contains illustrations, source notes, bibliography, indexed, 508pp., book shows some penned notes to blank rear endpaper, remainders stamp to bottom. A nice copy, the jacket neatly encased in an acid-free archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 00013946

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Title: Picasso : Creator and Destroyer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Here is Picasso as never seen before, the indefatigable painter, the bohemian, the sexual sadist, the betrayer, the loyal Communist, the father, and, ultimately, the man sacrificed on the altar of his on contradictions. Huffington draws on several sources for her biography, including interviews with Picasso's daughter, Maya, and Francoise Gilot, his mistress of ten years and the mother of two of his children. Here, Picasso emerges from his myths.

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ARIANNA STASSINOPOULOS HUFFINGTON is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. She is the author of the bestselling biography Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend and The Gods of Greece. She lives with her husband in Houston, Texas, and Santa Barbara, California.

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