Thesiger Collection at Pitt Rivers Museum


Picasso Napkin Story

Picasso is at a cafe, chilling with his buds, when someone points to his used napkin and asks:

-“Can you draw an ear on this napkin?” Picasso complies.

-“Can you draw an eye somewhere on this napkin?” Picasso complies again.

-“How about a mouth?” Picasso obliges, again.

-“Now sign the napkin for me”.

Picasso says: “Sure. That’ll be $25,000!”

-“$25,000??? But, it only took you two minutes to draw them!” complains the fella.

-“Yes, but it took me 25 years for my signature to be worth something,” replies Picasso sheepishly.