Picasso: Creator and Destroyer

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Here is Picasso as never seen before, the indefatigable painter, the bohemian, the sexual sadist, the betrayer, the loyal Communist, the father, and, ultimately, the man sacrificed on the altar of his on contradictions. Huffington draws on several sources for her biography, including interviews with Picasso's daughter, Maya, and Francoise Gilot, his mistress of ten years and the mother of two of his children. Here, Picasso emerges from his myths.

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Overview

Here is Picasso as never seen before, the indefatigable painter, the bohemian, the sexual sadist, the betrayer, the loyal Communist, the father, and, ultimately, the man sacrificed on the altar of his on contradictions. Huffington draws on several sources for her biography, including interviews with Picasso's daughter, Maya, and Francoise Gilot, his mistress of ten years and the mother of two of his children. Here, Picasso emerges from his myths.

Packed with juicy gossip and lurid sexual details, this is the explosive bestselling biography of one of the greatest artistic geniuses of our time. This controversial expose reveals in shocking detail the torments and passions of a man in love with life and art. Picasso has already spent 10 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and is a BOMC featured selection. Includes 32 rare personal photos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455161300
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/20/2012
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 15
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffingtonis a writer, lecturer, and broadcaster. She is the author of the bestselling biographyMaria Callas: The Woman Behind the LegendandThe Gods of Greece. She lives with her husband in Houston, Texas, and Santa Barbara, California.

Wanda McCaddonhas narrated well over six-hundred titles for major audiobook publishers and has earned sixteen Earphones Awards fromAudioFilemagazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2002

    Picasso: Creator and Destroyer

    I've just finished reading Ms. Huffington's book 'Picasso: Creator and Destroyer.' It's clear to see Ms. Hiffington simply has her own agenda which has little to do with Picasso, the facts of his life or the art he left behind. If anyone is interested in a true biography of the artist and the revolutionary genius behind his incredibly enduring art, you won't find it within these pages. Ms. Huffington displays little understanding of his actual works or the process it took to make them. She has, infact, not included a single analysis of any of his pieces and little of their effects on world. Instead, she's chosen to write a biography which reads like a National Enquirer expose and shown little sympathy for the man or his legend. I came away from the book with the overwhelming feeling that Ms. Huffington is jealous of her illustrious subject and felt a need to nock him off his pedestal. Indeed, this is a pathetic trait in any author. I doubt that I would ever be able to take any of her other works seriously. This book can be best described as "Hogwash." My one star rating is based solely on the fact that this forum does not allow for zero stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2002

    Painful and depressing book to read.

    This is my first biography of Picasso to learn about him. What a mistake. The author is determined to portray Picasso as a total freak, a manipulator of people, selfish, and evil. So every detail is researched and maipulated to reveal his hypocritical life. The author is an expert in telepathic communication and so can easily read everyones thoughts, their real selves. It must have been a pleasure to write something like this, I mean, to try to totally denigrate another person, a person that is admired internationally, but reading it is depressing and leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Certainly not the first bio one would want to read.

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