Picasso muse Sylvette David confirms in exclusive interview with Palamedes PR author Rosie Osborne that the artist was neither a drinker nor womaniser
There has been national news coverage for Palamedes PR client Rosie Osborne, who recently conducted an exclusive interview with one of Pablo Picasso’s last-surviving muses.
French-born artist Sylvette David, 85, confirmed to Ms Osborne that contrary to his online reputation as a hard drinker and womaniser, Picasso was actually tea-total and a “perfect gentleman”.
The revelations have been featured in Scottish national daily newspaper, The Herald.
The muse, who appears in several of Picasso’s masterpieces including ‘Sylvette’, ‘Lady with a Key’, and the ‘Heads of Sylvette’’, had until now remained tight-lipped about the intimacies of their three-month working relationship.
But she agreed to a series of remarkably candid interviews with London-based author and photographer Rosie Osborne for her new book, Free Spirits, an intimate collection of more than 12 interviews with celebrated artists.
She added that Picasso was health-conscious and physically fit, and that the only green drink she believed he consumed wouldn’t have been absinthe, the notorious alcoholic tipple, but green tea.