Linda Nochlin, 6 March 1997
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Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man by Norman Mailer.
Little, Brown, 398 pp., £25, November 1996, 0 316 88173 2Show More
Picasso and the Spanish Tradition edited by Jonathan Brown.
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“... I must have been quite young the first time I saw Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon at the Museum of Modern Art, barely into my teens. I knew little about Cubism, less about Iberian sculpture, and nothing at all about the title’s supposed reference to a brothel in Barcelona; I am not sure I even knew what a brothel was. All I knew was that this was a great masterpiece by the greatest artist of our time, and I responded with appropriate awe and admiration ...”