'The art biography of the year' -- The Times
'characteristically brilliant aside[s]... for Richardson's doubtless eye-opening take on [Guernica]... we shall have to wait for volume four' -- New Statesman
'enthralling mixture of glorious anecdotes, fact and interpretation' -- Sunday Times
'the mass of meticulously documented information spread between text and footnotes will be an invaluable resource' -- Guardian
`Every page provides some insightful and fascinating information' -- Wliiam Boyd, Sunday Herald
`No man is better qualified to write the biography of Picasso...such fluency, simplicity, clarity...knowledge and illuminating wisdom...marvellous'
-- Evening Standard
`Richardson's engaging capacity to combine expeditionary diversions with strategic direction emerges in his epilogue'
-- The Art Book
`a monumental life of Picasso' -- Independent on Sunday
`unmissably good' -- Tim Martin, Telegraph