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Original Nude Pencil Drawing by Pablo Picasso for René Pous

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Original Nude Pencil Drawing by Pablo Picasso for René Pous

"An undeniable taste of art world legend woven into this work"

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Original Nude Pencil Drawing by Pablo Picasso for René Pous

You hear of starving artists paying for their meals by scribbling on knapkins, or doing a quick doodle on the menu in return for a Salad Nicoise. Here is a real example, by Picasso no less. A sinuous drawing of a nude - or Femme nue allongee, as they say - done for Rene Pous, the proprietor of a restaurant in Collioure. Picasso wasn't actually starving when he did this, and we should really assume that this was a present between friends. But there is an undeniable taste of art world legend woven into this work - the memory of the most famous of all modern artists sitting down to lunch with a legendary chef and friend, and bringing out his pen to let it walk a wondrous, delicious line in pure Picasso style.


Rene Pous’ Restaurant -

While we have found many great restaurants in the neighbourhood of our apartment, we always seem to make our way back to the Hotel des Templiers. Known as the “Open Window of Collioure”, this charming restaurant and bar is located on Quai de l'Amirauté.

Perhaps it is the history of the restaurant that draws people there. It is one of the oldest establishments in Collioure, opened in 1895 by Madame Pous originally as a watering hole for fisherman called Café des Sports.

As Collioure became popular with artists of the time, famous names such as Matisse, Dali, Picasso and Duffy frequented this restaurant and bar. It is suggested that the artists would spend much of their summer evenings there and enjoy the area’s renowned Banyuls with classical Catalan dishes of bouillabaisse or capon, many times paying for their drinks with works of art.

The inside of the restaurant tops many art galleries. The original owner’s son, Rene Pous, was an avid art collector (amassing more than 2000 pieces) of both contemporary and modern styles. He passed on this collection to his son Jojo and the family’s passion has been kept very much alive. Every wall and surface is covered with pieces of art, many of their more famous originals are now in storage, but it is quite the sight to see. The bar is curved like the hull of a boat and ends with a wooden sculpture of a mermaid. Unique doesn’t even begin to describe this spot! ~ Sandy Mallet, Daniel Hunt Fine Art

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Original Nude Pencil Drawing by Pablo Picasso for René Pous

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RESIDES IN: Sloane Square, London
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