Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Pablo Picasso just might be my favorite artwork, but a print of one of his etchings was my first real experience with the Bull. To this day acquiring that print many many years ago is one of the major sparks to my interest in art and art history.
The print is Nestor’s Tales Of The Trojan War” on Reeves & Arches paper. First printed in 1930, the plate, created by Picasso himself, was rediscovered in 1974.
If you know anything about art, you probably know the name “Picasso”. So famous, his name is used as an adjective at times to describe someone who is the best or most creative in their field. So, even though my Nestor’s Tales is a print, I still did and do take great pride in owning a Picasso. Over the years I have seen and learned a lot more about Picasso’s art, as well as, the man himself. I’ve viewed his paintings and sculptures at MoMA, Art Basel, the Nasher Sculpture Center and many other galleries across country. I’ve studied him in my Art History classes in documentaries and books. His artwork was ground-breaking and moving, and he was one of the few great artists who was celebrated in his own time and able to enjoy his fame and fortune.
It’s safe to say Picasso was and is one of my biggest inspirations in my own art and opening an art gallery of my own to maybe find the next…