Author: Pablo Picasso
Name of the artwoek Aika Sapone
Author Pablo Picasso
Certified on the 05 ottobre 2020
Original Stone Lithograph
specially made by Picasso
for the Front and Back Cover
of VERVE Vol. VIII, nr. 29 - 30, 1954
" Suite de 180 Dessins de Picasso "
Vallauris 28-11-1953 au 03-02-1954
Printed by Mourlot Fréres Paris
Editions de la Revue Verve, E. Teriade. Paris
Dimensions: Cover - cm. 38 x 56,5 on canvas
Frame - cm. 75 x 105
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Registration number to "Archivio michelangelo:" nr. 167
Aïka Sapone is the daughter of Michele Sapone, Picasso’s tailor. Aïka regularly attended La Californie (Picasso's villa-studio in Cannes),often finding himself playing with Claude and Paloma, the children Picasso had had by Françoise Gilot.
… at the end of the afternoon, when the sun sets over the hills of the coast, Sapone’s red Dauphine reappears on the Californie driveway.
- Was Aïka good? – Michele Sapone question to Picasso
- Very good. Someday I will make a portrait of her …
Aïka’s face is of great interest to Picasso. His marked eyebrows, the oval line of the eyes that connects to the Egyptian nose, the bangs that delimits the forehead like a helmet and that continues in profile in one long ponytail with the hairline always held very high ….
from “Il Sarto di Picasso” by Luca Masia