Monday, August 24, 2009

Guernica


Taken from Alias MacAlias, the collected writings of Hamish Henderson:

The story goes that during the Nazi occupation of France Otto Abetz [German ambassador to the Vichy] paid Picasso a courtesy call in his Paris studio. During the conversation Abetz caught sight of Guernica and exclaimed incredulously: 'Good God, did you do that?' 'No,' replied Picasso, 'you did that.'