If I could have dinner with 13 of my most favorite painters/sculpters, they would be: Picasso, Goya, Peter Doig, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Lucien Freud, Louise Bourgeois, Georgia O'Keefe, Julian Schnabel, Tamara Lempicka, Yossi Govrin, R. B. Kitaj, and Gustav Klimt.
...and to share a meal, and knowledge, with my most favorite photographers, they would be: Peter Lindbergh, Arthur Fellig, Edward Steichen, Henri Cartier-Bresson, HC, Christopher Baker, Diane Arbus, Patrick Demarchelier, Margaret Bourke-White, JZK, Irving Penn and Peter Konerko.
Without a doubt, Pablo Neruda, e e. Cummings, Paul Bowles, Odette Baker, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gertrude Stein, Woody Allen, Wim Wenders, Bernardo (Ciao!) Bertolucci, Luc Besson, Davis Guggenheim and family, Ken Bracken and Sofia Coppola, would also be stopping by to say hello.
P.S. CC, Keith Richards, Bono, The Boss, Zoe Keating, Kanye West, Philip Glass, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Bach, and Jack White would be playing (together) during the meal.
Many thanks to Pete Konerko for the great photo.