Picasso & Lump: A Dachshund’s Odyssey

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The story of Picasso and Lump, in both words and pictures, is an intimate exploration of how pets feel “at home.” This sincere collection of photographs by David Douglas Duncan, Picasso’s personal photographer and family friend, tells the story of Lump discovering home at Picasso’s Villa La Californie. And we are completely smitten.

Lump’s nomadic lifestyle with a photographer and the Afghan hound who “tyrannized” him in Rome did not suit him. Instead, during a visit to Picasso’s home, “Lump decided that he had found paradise on earth, and that he would move in with Picasso, whether he was welcome or not.”

Not only was Lump welcome, but he became an iconic symbol of twentieth-century art.

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This book is everywhere right now, but we found the best price available at Powell’s, for $14.95.

(Re-published from original post on 7/17/06)

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