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The Sorcerer's Apprentice is John Richardson's vivid memoir of the time he spent living with and learning from the deeply knowledgeable and temperamental art collector, Douglas Cooper. For ten years the two entertained a circle of friends that included Jean Cocteau, W. H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, and, most intriguingly, Pablo Picasso. Compulsively readable and beautifullThe Sorcerer's Apprentice is John Richardson's vivid memoir of the time he spent living with and learning from the deeply knowledgeable and temperamental art collector, Douglas Cooper. For ten years the two entertained a circle of friends that included Jean Cocteau, W. H. Auden, Tennessee Williams, and, most intriguingly, Pablo Picasso. Compulsively readable and beautifully illustrated, this book is both a triple portrait of the author, Cooper, and Picasso, and a revealing look at a crucial artistic period.Originally published by Knopf1999 ISBN: 0-375-40033-8...

Title : The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Picasso, Provence, and Douglas Cooper
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ISBN : 9780226712451
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 328 Pages
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Picasso, Provence, and Douglas Cooper Reviews

  • Doria
    2018-12-12 07:18

    A great, juicy, gossipy read by a marvelous writer and art critic, who seems to have known everyone who was anyone when it counted most. Taking a break from his more scholarly tomes, Richardson invites us backstage, giving us an insider's view of the exciting and lurid art world scene of the mid twentieth century. Kept for many formative years as the clever and attractive Maitre en Titre of the once-powerful and venomous art critic Douglas Cooper, he met everyone from Picasso to Auden, Braque, Peggy Guggenheim, the list is endless. His anecdotes are witty and have a zesty ring of truth to them, which gives his account both piquancy and poignancy, particularly as so many of his friends and lovers came to bad ends. This is a terrific accompaniment to any scholarly examination of important figures of the time period, but also a good series of yarns in its own right.

  • Bobby Lafong
    2018-11-28 12:23

    Terrific insights into the modern art world from the collectors to the artists themselves delivered by the author who was in the midst of this crazy world. Cooper, Picasso and Provence layed out right in front of you. A high art soap opera filled with big money and big emotions!

  • Jim
    2018-11-15 12:29

    I read this too many years ago to write a proper review, but I enjoyed Richardson's memoir very much.

  • Liz
    2018-11-18 12:30

    Very amusing...as long as one never had to actually deal with Douglas Cooper.