Pablo Picasso: Portrait of Igor Stravinsky, May 24, 1920 – pen

Portrait of Igor Stravinsky by Pablo Picasso, 1920
Portrait of Igor Stravinsky by Pablo Picasso, 1920

In 1917, Stravinsky met the great artist Pablo Picasso in Italy. While visiting him, Picasso drew a picture of Stravinsky. Igor packed it in his luggage to bring back to Switzerland.
When the customs officer inspected the suitcase, he thought the portrait was a spy plan. Their conversation went like this:
“What is this sketch?”
“My portrait drawn by Picasso.”
“Nonsense. It must be a plan.”
“Yes – the plan of my face.”

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