bolivr Posted March 16, 2010 Share Posted March 16, 2010 Went up to Canberra for the 'Paintings from Paris' post -impressionist exhibition at the National Gallery (Must get back there with more time to have a smoke with some FoH members in the Capital) Anyway, picked up a book on Picasso by I. Walther and read about how Picasso very nearly didn't make it through alive as he was brought into the world. The midwife apparently had given him up for dead and was more focussed on looking after his mother. Picasso's uncle, Don Salvador, who also happened to be a doctor blew cigar smoke into his face which made him cry. To think we very nearly wouldn't have known one of the geniuses of the 20th century but for a cigar. Anyone else got a favourite cigar story? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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