Hello my talented friend -
As you may recall, a few weeks back you sent me the following msg:
I’m still curious about your home page Avatar (top left) …it appears a lovely image,is it possible to post a full version image on Erosart?
The artist in question is none other than Thomas Saliot. & per request, below I’ve included a larger version of my avatar for your perusal.. Thanks for the interest, my dear.
Hugs ~ Eros
I can say that this picture is all about satin
Wonderful movement on the satin lingerie, Adam.. and that teasing show of rounded ass cheek is just killin’ me.. so good. Big thanks, buddy. ~ Eros
Wow, this follow-up took entirely too long on my behalf.. apologies. Alas, upon completing some due-diligence & research in various reputable art/history sites, I do indeed agree with your claim .. and what more, extend my thanks to you, Anon, for bringing it to my attention. Below, I am including the paragraph which highlights the cause & ultimate debunking of Picasso’s controversial quote:
"Was Pablo Picasso the target of a NATO intelligence sting? According to letter to The Spectator (London) by one Richard Dorment, the spies faked this Picasso quote:
I am only a joker who had understood his epoch and has extracted all he possibly could from the stupidity, greed and vanity of his contemporaries.
NATO allegedly encouraged Italian journalist Giovanni Papini, in 1951 to publish a fake interview with Picasso to dramatically undercut his pro-Communist image. In 1962, the artist asked his biographer Pierre Daix, to expose the fake interview, which he did in Les Lettres Francaises. ” —source: Artnet.com
Here’s the link to the full quote discussed above: