Picasso has just had his future painting, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon,
“I could dream it forever and still not do it, but when the time comes for it to be done, God, I want to be ready for it, to be ready for the moment of convergence between the thing done and the doing of it, between the thing to be made and its maker. At that moment, I am speaking for everyone; I am dreaming for the billions yet to come; I am taking the part of us that cannot be understood by God, can only be made, because I have felt these things: my lust, my greed, my hatred, my happiness. So this is what it’s like.”
Steve Martin, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, from Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays, Grove Press, NY., 1996, p. 71.
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