6. Patchwork Of Mothers – Esther Williams

The sixth patchwork mother is Esther Williams, swimming champion and star of Hollywood ‘aqua musicals’. Whatever happened to that genre?

She had three children, Kimball, Susan and Benjamin.

You can see her in all her glory, here.

Picasso has given Williams extra pubic and underarm hair (bet MGM would’ve loved that) and drawn an amorous Jaume Sabartés beside her. Esther doesn’t seem to care, though.

Taken from an NPG leaflet: ‘Picasso Portraits’, October 2016 – February 2017. I can’t find a mention of the photographer, I guess Picasso didn’t worry about that sort of thing the way I do.

You can see the full patchwork, here, or follow my progress on Instagram.

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