Picasso is a global icon of modern art and design.
His work has been used by artists from the likes of Pablo Picasso and Pablo Picabo, and he’s also a celebrated architect and designer who designed buildings in London and New York.
In an article for Al Jazeera, Picasso, a former fashion designer and director of the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago, shared his experiences during the funeral of his friend and co-founder of Picasso Frugality, Marcelo Biaggi.
“I wanted to share with you a few of the things I learned from Marcelo and how I can learn from him,” Picasso wrote.
“I think that we can learn how to create something new.
He was an incredible person.
He had a way of creating things that he didn’t know how to explain to anyone, he created a world and then people could inhabit it.
And he did it in a way that was beautiful.
I want to make it clear that Marcelo was the best of all possible worlds.
I would never be able to live the way he did.”
In his funeral, Picassos’ mother, Guillaume Picasso de la Motte, and his father, Jean-Michel Picasso (1881-1973), were among the guests.
Pablo Picasso died on July 10, 1974 at the age of 69.
His remains were interred at the National Museum of Art in Washington DC.