Pablo Picasso’s Napkin

​Pablo Picasso explains the simple concept of time versus value.

Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso

CC: Marie-II

I had forgotten this story about Pablo Picasso’s napkin and was happy to discover it again:

The story is that Picasso was sitting in a café in Paris when an admirer approached him and asked if Picasso would create a quick sketch for him on a paper napkin. Picasso politely agreed, creating a sketch and handed back the napkin — but not before asking for a significant amount of money. The admirer was astonished: “How can you ask for so much? It took you a minute to draw this!” “No, Picasso replied, “It took me 40 years.”