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I can’t afford a Picasso … the next best thing is a copy

Interview with Ken Allan

August 30, 2016

Ken Allan in Perth Road Village tells Margi McKay how he used his skill in clay to create a ceramic reproduction of a Picasso oil painting which he had admired in an exhibition.

Ceramic Reproduction of Picasso's Seated Woman

Ken joined the Kingston Potters’ Guild and with his knowledge of chemistry he was able to create a copy of the picture. He explains that all of this was a hobby completely unrelated to his pre-retirement profession of gardening.

See the 1927 Picasso original Seated Woman, now at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.