This painting, Portait of Pablo Picasso, was painted on 1915. Modigliani got to know Pablo Picasso when he was in Paris
in 1906 and lived in Le Bateau-Lavoir artistic community. They both shared an interest for African art, which influenced them in different ways in their art work.
They used to be good friends and hang out together. Picasso used to make this comment:"Modigliani is the only man in Paris knows how to dress". He also tried to help Modigliani to get a dealer. But they drifted apart later, probably because Picasso does not like Modigliani's life style.