What is it?
'Bateau Lavoir' was a tenement in Montmartre
where Picasso, Van Dongen, Andre Salmon,
Gris and street traders, actors, prostitutes, etc.
lived 1904-9. The Parisian avant-garde, e.g.
Apollinaire, Braque, Derain, Kahnweiler,
Matisse, Dufy Alfred Jarry and Cocteau, met
at Picasso's studio there.
Source: The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art and Artists (World of Art)
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