Picasso Goes to Heaven

Picasso Goes to Heaven

1973-1976

Red Grooms

(American, b. 1937)

Etching colored by stencil with watercolor

Anonymous Gift 1978.31

Catalogue raisonné: Alexander & Cowles 32

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Picasso Goes to Heaven, like Groom's three-dimensional construction, Looking Along Broadway Towards Grace Church, is a zany, cartoon-like scene teeming with visual clutter. In this animated caricature, Grooms pokes fun at Picasso with the same gusto he used to describe the raucous exhilaration of urban life. Art is rarely so amusing. As Grooms says, "Humor is like boxing. You set 'em up. Then, whammo!"

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Collection: 
PR - Etching
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Credit line: 
Anonymous Gift

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