Adieu Françoise Gilot

  • Artforum obit

    Painter Françoise Gilot, whose 1964 memoir detailing her tumultuous, decade-long relationship with Pablo Picasso became an international bestseller, died June 6 in New York at the age of 101. Having met Picasso when she was just twenty-one and he forty years older, she gave birth to two of his children—Claude Picasso and Paloma Picasso—before becoming, by his admission, the only woman ever to leave him.

    We all learned a lot about Picasso from her book. Merci.

    (Luc Simon)

    (On Facebook, I was told that the actor who was directed by Robert Bresson in Lancelot du Lac was her husband).

    Natascha McElhone played her in “Surviving Picasso”, Merchant Ivory production.

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