Picasso was a kind of “rare” (as almost all geniuses) person. He loved painting, wine, women and all those things bohemians have. This drawing is really new for me, sincerly. Picasso wasn’t only a great painting master, he was a lover of art . His friend, art collector Granz, was the connection for this drawing you’re seeing here for Ella. The handwriting says in french “Pour Ella Fitzgerald. Son ami. Picasso. 28.5.70” (For Ella Fitzgerald. Her friend Picasso. May 28, 70). Nice gesture.

Eduardo Orozco




Dame Ella swings and sings like crazy….this is one of my favorite performances of hers. She’s a spry 57 here.