Friday, May 11, 2007

At MOMA: Picasso and American Art

Through Monday, May 28
Picasso and American Art
Left: Femme Assise (Seated Woman), 1927
From the website: Pablo Picasso has had an enormous impact on generations of artists, from his contemporaries to today's artistic senior statesmen. Among those who responded to his work are some of the best-known American artists of the modern era, including Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, David Smith, and Max Weber — artists who directly and openly interpreted Picasso's style, appropriated his palette, or used his work as a point of departure. Picasso and American Art assembles nearly 150 pieces by these and other Americans alongside the works that inspired them, offering unprecedented insights into the way Picasso's legacy aesthetically informed a country he never visited and giving viewers a rare context for considering modern masterpieces.

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