Melville B. Grosvenor, Editor of the Magazine and President of the Society, admires new globes on a conveyor belt in a Chicago plant, December 1961. Photograph by Bates Littlehales, National Geographic
A friend built a modern house and he suggested that Picasso too should have one built. But, said Picasso, of course not, I want an old house. Imagine, he said, if Michelangelo would have been pleased if someone had given him a fine piece of Renaissance furniture, not at all.
—Gertrude Stein, Picasso (1938)
Picasso drawing inspiration in his fabulous rococo chateau (photo Arnold Newman/1956)