MeMyselfandI: Photo Portraits of Picasso, by Kerstin Stremmel
Virtually all of the great twentieth-century portraitists photographed Picasso, including Cecil Beaton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Man Ray, Irving Penn and Lee Miller.
This book gathers these portraits for the first time, examining the often tense relationship between Picasso’s control of his public persona and the intentions of the photographers. Ranging from classic staged sittings--some commissioned by Picasso himself--to more spontaneous snapshots, the portraits in this volume are a record of the artist’s sustained, lifelong construction of his public identity.
"From early shots of the Cubist days in Paris to clowning candids in his final years, the book presents a panorama of Picasso's life and shows his determination to make his art inseperable from it. Mischievous and mutable and manipulative - all his moods come through here, most often because Picasso insisted on the pose." (Editors The Wall Street Journal).
This opulently illustrated volume takes us through the journey of the life of Picasso. Published by Hatje Cantz, 2012.