Saturday, May 2, 2009

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" and Einstein

Picasso's "Les Demoiselles D'Avignon"

When you hit the Internet with a pick ax, it is amazing what falls out. Here is a play about Picasso and Einstein having a proposed encounter. It's called Picasso at the Lapin Agile [roughly translated as "Picasso at the Nimble Rabbit"] by Steve Martin. [Yes, Steve Martin the comic.] The "Lapin Agile" is a bar where the events early beatnik setting for artists, philosophers and the like--a Greenwich Village in the early 1900's. All events take place before Einstein's "The Special Theory of Relativity" and Picasso's "Les Demoiselles D'Avignon".

Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays : Picasso at the Lapin Agile, the Zig-Zag Woman, Patter for a Floating Lady, WASP


Steve Martin

ISBN-10: 0802135234
ISBN-13: 978-0802135230

Charlie Rose

Steve Martin Interview

October 4th, 1996

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