In 1969, Random House commissioned surrealist painter, Salvador Dalí, to produce 13 illustrations, 12 in full colour, for a new edition of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The unity of Carroll’s ability to deliver an unconventional fairy-tale and Dalí’s ability to push the limits of reality was an ingenious pairing.
When Picasso died in 1973, he left behind four children and three grandchildren. ‘In order to create, he had to destroy everything that got in the way of his creation’ (Picasso: 2001, 74), and Picasso: My Grandfather is a raw account of a girl, then a woman, who would only ever see the evil in Picasso’s genius, and witnesses the destruction first hand. She bravely recounts her life as a Picasso, and the 14 years of psychoanalysis in order to reach a place where she no longer feels in the shadow of her Grandfather.