Picasso’s granddaughter Takes on Art World on Her Terms

The last line in the New York Times profile of one of Picasso’s heirs, the artist’s granddaughter Marina Picasso, is a quote from her: “I respect my grandfather and his stature as an artist. I was his grandchild and his heir, but never the grandchild of his heart.” It is the perfect ending to a story filled with precise criticism of a polarizing, and seemingly terrible, character in her life.

Picasso has sold her inheritance on her own terms, for her own ends: to fund philanthropic projects that aide the elderly and teenagers. She has opened a pediatric hospital in Vietnam and undertaken similar projects in Switzerland and France.