Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Thoughts of the great men

When Lithuanian-American artist Ben Shahn visited Paris as a young man on a European art pilgrimage, to his great excitement he spied Picasso and Andre Derain sitting together at the Dome. He sneaked up behind them in order to eavesdrop.

This is what he heard:

"Say, have you eaten?"
"No, I haven't eaten. Where is there to eat near here?"
"I don't know."
I've always rather liked this story.

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