Pablo Picasso was a vampire.
The famed artist had a talent and reputation for sucking energy from the people he spent time with, then using that energy back in his studio to paint all those famous images I don’t like (except for The Old Guitarist. That painting is rad).
Picasso was a taker. And, wrote Kleon, most people would deal with it because they liked hanging out with a famous guy.
But one man was unwilling to tolerate Picasso’s energy-draining behavior—a sculptor named Constantin Brancusi.
“Brancusi hailed from the Carpathian Mountains, and he knew a vampire when he saw one,” Kleon wrote. “He was not going to have his energy…
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