'The importance to him in early days or Appllinaire, Jarry, Mac Jacob, Salmon... and other younger poets in thats there was a common gound for understanding between them.
The phrase of Picasso's so often qouted.
"I paint not what I see, I painted what I know"
... illustrates his closeness to the world of the imagination, a world which he has shared with poets in the same intensity as he has with painters'
Picasso at work, 1965