Thursday, October 7, 2010

a white hat & that striped shirt

When Gary Cooper met Pablo Picasso for the first time in France, he said, "You're a hell of a guy, but I really don't get those pictures."

Picasso was delighted and answered, "That doesn't matter. If you really want to do something for me, get me one of those hats you wear in the movies."

Coop went one better.

(photo: Andre Villers, Cannes, 1958.)


Joanna said...

I loves me some Gary Cooper. Nice to see he was as cool off-screen as on.

Alan said...

Cowboy Picasso!

That made my day.

Old NFO said...

Love it! :-)

Robert Langham said...

Love to see the painting: Still life with hat and six-shooter.

What a wonderful simple world where you could give a hat and pistol to a foreign friend!

DirtCrashr said...

Who can resist a Colt Army?