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Sacred monsters, sacred masters : Beaton, Capote, Dalí, Picasso, Freud, Warhol, and more

Author: John Richardson
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Insightful and opinionated, erudite and amusing, this collection by the author of A Life of Picasso is a marvelously eclectic mix of essays on artists and writers, tastemakers and tycoons. These pieces, each illustrated with a photograph or artwork, were selected by the author because they are about people he has known or would like to have known - or simply because their subjects' genius or quirkiness particularly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Richardson, John, 1924-
Sacred monsters, sacred masters.
New York : Random House, 2001
(OCoLC)594492698
Online version:
Richardson, John, 1924-
Sacred monsters, sacred masters.
New York : Random House, 2001
(OCoLC)606744221
Named Person: Truman Capote; Salvador Dalí; Cecil Beaton; Pablo Picasso
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Richardson
ISBN: 0679424903 9780679424901
OCLC Number: 46791106
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 363 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Picasso's other mother --
The madness of Scofield Thayer --
Beastly Dr. Barnes --
Sibyl Colefax, lion hunter --
Bonnard's amphibious wife --
The sad case of Mr. Taste --
The Stettheimer dollhouse --
The Sitwells --
Mario Praz's kindly eye --
Vita's muddles --
Killer collector --
Klee's inheritance --
Peggy Guggenheim's bed --
Beaton and Garbo --
Miro, the reluctant Surrealist --
From James to Jan --
Carlos de Beistegui, the miserly magnifico --
Judy Chicago's giant shriek --
A cote Capote --
Braque's late greatness --
Warhol at home --
Anthony Hopkins's stab at Picasso --
Hammer nailed --
Dali's Gala --
Brice Marden's hidden assets --
Nina Kandinsky's deadly diamonds --
Lucian Freud and his models --
In memory of Pablito Picasso.
Responsibility: John Richardson.
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"Insightful and opinionated, erudite and amusing, this collection by the author of A Life of Picasso is a marvelously eclectic mix of essays on artists and writers, tastemakers and tycoons. These pieces, each illustrated with a photograph or artwork, were selected by the author because they are about people he has known or would like to have known - or simply because their subjects' genius or quirkiness particularly intrigued him."--Jacket.

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