Entertainment Quick Fix: ‘Picasso.mania’ Highlights the Artist’s Enduring Impact

The Blue Acrobat

Picasso’s ‘Musketeer sitting holding a sword’ (1969) © Succession Picasso

Pablo Picasso’s ‘The Blue Acrobat’ (1929) © Succession Picasso/Centre Pompidou

Source: WSJ

A new exhibition at Paris’s Grand Palais looks at the breadth and length of Picasso’s influence, juxtaposing the Spanish master’s work with that of 75 artists, including Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol

From art world stalwarts Andy Warhol and David Hockney to new stars like Yan Pei-Ming and Maurizio Cattelan, artists have turned to Pablo Picasso’s works for inspiration and guidance. Almost every art trend that has appeared since his death in 1973 at 91 has been touched by a stroke of Picasso’s genius, says Pompidou Center assistant director Didier Ottinger. Now, the Grand Palais in Paris is bringing them all together into one exhibition.