Picasso’s Revenge by Caroline Foulk and Ray Foulk
The explosive phenomenon of ‘modern art’ bursts out of the blue, from the brush of a riotous, yet sometimes timid, immigrant painter. How, and particularly why, this happened is explored in this historical novel, revealing a great story in art previously neglected.
Picasso’s Revenge concerns a painting – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon – and Jacques Doucet who horrifies his wife by buying the artist’s outrageous Brothel picture. Doucet is a couturier, tortured and fastidious to the point of ludicrousness. He struggles to overcome the scandal of owning a painting so difficult that even its author had hidden it away for ten years.
In an arduous quest to uncover the painting’s origins the art patron finds keeping it more painful than he could ever have realised. The answer to his appalling dilemma is wrapped up in Les Demoiselles and concerns Picasso’s greatest and most powerful secret.