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The Sorcerer's Apprentice John Richardson

The Sorcerer's Apprentice By John Richardson

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by John Richardson

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Between 1951 and 1961 the author, biographer of Picasso, lived in Provence at the Chateau de Castille with art historian Douglas Cooper. This is a memoir of Richardson's ten years in the chateau, a ruined colonnaded folly which became a private museum.

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Picasso, Provence and Douglas Cooper by John Richardson

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by John Richardson, author of A Life of Picasso, is a richly entertaining memoir of a life with the brilliant but controversial art expert, Douglas Cooper - a fiendish, colourful, Evelyn Waugh-like figure who single-handedly assembled the world's most important private collection of Cubist paintings. John Richardson tells the story of their ill-fated but comical association, which began in London in 1949 and moved on the Chatuau de castille, a colonnaded folly in Provence filled with masterpiecesby Picasso, Braque Leger and Juan Gris. Richardson unfurls and adventure lasting twleve years, encompassing artists and writers, collectors and the famous - Francis Bacon, Jean Conteau, Dora Maar, Peggy Guggenheim and Anthony Blunt to name but a few. Central to the book is Richardson's close friendship with Picasso, which coincided with the emergence of the artist's new mistress, Jacqueline Roque, and which gave Richardson an inside view of the repercussions she would have on Picasso's life and work. With an extraordinary eye for detail and an ear for scandal, Richardson has written a unique saga from behind the scenes of one of the richest periods in European art.

About John Richardson

John Richardson is a contributor to the New York Review of Books and Vanity Fair. The first of his two volumes of A Life of Picasso won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in 1991. He has been elected to the British Academy and was a Slade Professor of Art at Oxford for 1995-1996. He lives in New York and Connecticut.

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The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Picasso, Provence and Douglas Cooper by John Richardson
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