Apparently, The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Norman Mailer Was A Picasso-Inspired Artist
Huffington Post - over 2 years
We thought Norman Mailer's greatest connection to the art world was the fact that his 1983 novel "Ancient Evenings" was loosely adapted into a five-and-a-half-hour-long Matthew Barney film. But it turns out Mailer himself had an eye for fine art, particularly the squiggly, confident lines of a certain Pablo Picasso.
Open Face, 1985
The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author did more than just ogle Picasso's drawings, he replicated them. And he wasn't bad. His doodles of faces in various stages of abstraction, along with the occasional nude body, recall Picasso's brusque nerve and sense of humor. And, especially coming from someone who Joyce Carol Oates called a "maximalist," they're quite sparse.
J. Michael Lennon described Mailer as "in varying combinations, a world-class drinker, feuder, provocateur, self-mythologizer and anti-feminist. He was a war protester, a mayoral candidate, a co-founder of The Village Voice, as well as a wife stabber, a serial husband (of six wives)
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