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Subject: locate Picasso quotation
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Visual Arts
Asked by: lucidic-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 04 Mar 2006 07:59 PST
Expires: 03 Apr 2006 08:59 PDT
Question ID: 703530
I am looking for a certain Picasso quote I once read.  It had to do
him stating what its like or what it means to own one of his pieces of
art.  I am planning on selling picasso prints online and would like
this quote for my website.
Subject: Re: locate Picasso quotation
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 04 Mar 2006 09:23 PST
Hello Lucidic,

I believe the quotation is:

?I don't own any of my own paintings because a Picasso original costs
several thousand dollars -- it's a luxury I can't afford.?

Pablo Picasso quotes (Spanish Artist and Painter. 1881-1973)


?I don't own of my own paintings because a Picasso original costs
several thousand dollars and that's a luxury I cannot afford.?
Pablo Picasso

"A painting by Picasso, Boy with a Pipe, has been sold for a new
record price --The Guardian reports that it went for $104 million at
an auction at Sotheby's in New York. Picasso was once quoted as saying
"I don't own any of my own paintings because a Picasso original costs
several thousand dollars -- it's a luxury I can't afford."


Another Picasso quotation from Brainy Quote:

My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a
general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was
a painter, and became Picasso.


Pablo Picasso Art Quotations from  the Resource of Art Quotations

?People don't realize what they have when they own a picture by me.
Each picture is a phial with my blood. That is what has gone into it.?

?There's no such thing as a bad Picasso, but some are less good than others?

The Resource of Art Quotations


Search criteria:
Picasso art quotations own art OR paintings

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
Subject: Re: locate Picasso quotation
From: geof-ga on 05 Mar 2006 16:14 PST
I find that a rather strange quotation. The fact is that at any time
Picasso owned many of his own works which he either hadn't sold yet,
or which he did not wish to let go. At his death hundreds of his
paintings, sculptures, prints etc were left to his descendents, many
of which were then given to the French state in lieu of death duties,
and are now in the Picasso Museum in Paris.

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