Pablo Picasso’s love for Caviar

30th May 2011

It happened that the revolutionary painter Pablo Picasso lived for many years in the Provence and his friend and neighbor, the British art historian John Richardson, was about to write his biography. After the bullfights in Arles they walked home together with the collector Douglas Cooper a...
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“…nobody was going to be my boss.”

27th May 2011

I guess it is no “Simple Twist of Fate” that the media all over the world enthusiastically celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the most outstanding musicians:  Bob Dylan. Being one of the most influential personalities of the 20th century – musically and culturally – he has become a legend while he...
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Nylons for caviar

17th May 2011

This is the story of how my mother traded nylons, jeans and lipstick for Beluga caviar.

It all began in the late 1970’s. My mother was a flight attendant for Swissair and had just turned 21, when she was asked by her boss whether she wanted to fly to Moscow. She was thrilled by the prospect of going to...
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