One more to go

I am on the 3rd and final volume of John Richardson's A Life of Picasso. I started with the last of the three books and I am now reading the first, it's a long story why. Whatever your preconceived ideas (prejudices?) are about the man, the genius of his work is undeniable. Besides that, the book isn't solely about Picasso. In fact, many of the most interesting information relates to the people and events around him. Mr. Richardson seems to be honest in his assessments of Pablo and his circle, and when facts are in doubt he gives both sides of the story based on the extensive research he did for this series. Well worth the read.