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Best of April – Dora Maar: Paris in the time of Man Ray, Cocteau and Picasso


One late October evening in 1998, art enthusiasts streamed into the eighteenth-century Maison de la Chimie on Paris’s Left Bank. They came for the first of six auctions of Picasso memorabilia, books, and photographs owned by Dora Maar, or Madame Henriette Markovitch, a former photographer whose love affair with the great Spanish modernist spanned the tumultuous years between the Spanish Civil War and the end of the Second World War.

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