Exhibit G: Saidie May in Mallorca, Carrying Art Supplies, 1931

Saidie A. May in Mallorca, Spain, Carrying Art Supplies. 1931

Saidie A. May in Mallorca, Spain, Carrying Art Supplies. 1931

By Jan Ryan

Picasso wasn’t in Mallorca in 1931 if that’s what you are thinking. He was up the coast in Southern France illustrating a Balzac story about a perfectionist artist who kills himself after being ridiculed by young artists.

When tourists assumed her paintings were no good Saidie May was ready to kill too.

“Don’t blab that you collect art. They will rob you.” warned the artistic sister.

The family never heard the details of Saidie’s trip but when the robbery happened much later they wondered.

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4 thoughts on “Exhibit G: Saidie May in Mallorca, Carrying Art Supplies, 1931

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  2. Jan Ryan

    Picasso wasn’t in Mallorca in 1931 if that's what you are thinking. He was up the coast in Southern France illustrating a Balzac story about a perfectionist artist who kills himself after being ridiculed by young artists.

    When tourists assumed her paintings were no good Saidie May was ready to kill too.

    "Don't blab that you collect art. They will rob you." warned the artistic sister.

    The family never heard the details of Saidie's trip but when the robbery happened much later they wondered.

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    1. Jan Ryan

      http://www.openculture.com/2014/01/behold-pablo-picassos-illustrations-of-balzacs-short-story-the-hidden-masterpiece-1931.html

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