CAMPAIGN DIARY: Tarsem doesn’t know his Picasso from his ..

It has been pointed out to us by some of our more arty readers that Tarsem’s rather self-congratulatory quote which was used in the recently published Commercials Book was actually incorrect.

It has been pointed out to us by some of our more arty readers that

Tarsem’s rather self-congratulatory quote which was used in the recently

published Commercials Book was actually incorrect.



In the book, Tarsem asserts it was Picasso who said, when asked how he

dared to charge so much for a painting that only took 30 minutes, that

it had taken him 45 years and 30 minutes.



Well, smarty arty pants, it wasn’t Picasso. In fact, James McNeill

Whistler was the original source of the pithy quotation - which the

Diary is now pleased to bring our readers in full.



Apparently Whistler said: ’In answer to the question, ’for two days

labour, you ask 200 guineas?’ No. I ask it for the knowledge of a

lifetime.’



So glad we cleared that up. Now can we help anyone with their English

Lit homework?



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