John Richardson is more familiar with the artist than anyone else. In the third volume of his massive biography (Knopf) he recounts these details:
1. PICASSO WAS VERY SUPERSTITIOUS
In later years he refused to let his wife hand down his old clothes to his gardener, lest some of his genius rub off.
2. HE HATED DRIVING
He worried that it could damage his hands. His luxurious Hispano-Suiza limousine, the last word in automotive bling at the time, was always chauffeur-driven.
3. HE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH COCO CHANEL
And she would have liked it to have gone on. Years later...