Visiting Picasso: The Notebooks and Letters of Roland Penrose

Containing uncensored and on-the-spot observations of Picasso at home and in company, Visiting Picasso is a wonderfully vivid, spontaneous and lively record of Roland Penrose's many encounters with the artist and his family, friends and associates, from their first meeting in 1936 to the artist's death in 1973. Over 70 photographs, many by Penroses wife Lee Miller, illustrate the colourful cast of characters, including Dora Maar, Francoise Gilot, Jean Cocteau and Georges Braque, as well as artworks and events described.