9 of 9 portraits of Pablo Picasso
by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1956
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- Bill Brandt (1904-1983), Photographer. Artist of 120 portraits, Sitter in 32 portraits.
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Photographed in his studio La Californie, Cannes. Harper's Bazaar asked Brandt to photograph the leading artist of the Twentieth century and pioneer of cubism in 1955, but he was unable to do so until his visit a year later. Whilst Brandt was waiting for the artist to appear he photographed Picasso's future wife, Jacqueline Rocque. As he was doing so, Picasso appeared on the Terrace and said 'Why aren't you photographing me?'. Brandt noted 'He posed very well, chatted a great deal and said I could stay as long as I liked and photograph anything that took my fancy.'