[Picasso, Pablo. (1881–1973)] Casals, Pablo. (1876–1973) "Pablo Casals to Pablo Picasso" - Autograph Note Signed
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Autograph note from the great Spanish composer, conductor, and cellist, one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, boldly signed "Pablo Casals to Pablo Picasso" and inscribed in Spanish "With my greetings, admiration and best wishes" in blue ink to a loose leaf. In fine condition. 10.5 x 8 inches (26.5 x 20.5 cm.). Provenance: From the Estate of Richard de Grab, Czech photographer known especially for his many fine portraits of performing artists.
Throughout his career, postwar contemporary artist and photographer Richard de Grab produced many portraits of renowned artists, with whom he often befriended, including Cocteau, Picasso, Miro, Prévert, Hartung, Soulage, and Poliakoff. Salvador Dali, another subject and friend to de Grab, affectionately nicknamed him "The Turtle ", with several drawings dedicated to him over the years with inscriptions reading, "Bonjor Tortue", and "Pour la Tortue".