Saturday, December 21, 2019

But Does His Collector Grandson Have a Picasso?

Show Us Your Walls
By Shivani Vora
Olivier Widmaier Picasso, left, and his partner, Matthew Drushel, in their Miami Beach apartment with a Gilles Bensimon photograph “Flowers in the Water” (2011).
MIAMI BEACH — Olivier Widmaier Picasso, a television producer, author and grandson of Pablo Picasso, says the Paris apartment he lives in with his partner, Matthew Drushel, is full of modern works by artists from around the world. In contrast, their Miami Beach apartment, purchased two years ago, is a canvas for French artists and designers. “The idea was to have a home in the U.S. that has the opposite art sensibility of what’s in Paris,” Mr. Picasso said, as he stood in the living room of the long, open space, with a wraparound balcony offering panoramic views of South Beach and Downtown Miami. Mr. Picasso, 58 — his grandmother, Marie-Thérèse Walter, was the artist’s muse and eventual lover — is the author of the biography “Picasso: An Intimate Portrait.” [More]
A Hervé Van der Straeten console table in the apartment, where French artists are the focus.
“The Knot” (2017), a light-catching suspended sculpture of mirrored glass by Jean-Michel Othoniel.