Sep 17, 2019

Picasso Goes to Heaven

Picasso Goes to Heaven


Red Grooms

(American, b. 1937)

Etching colored by stencil with watercolor

Anonymous Gift 1978.31

Catalogue raisonné: Alexander & Cowles 32



Picasso Goes to Heaven, like Groom's three-dimensional construction, Looking Along Broadway Towards Grace Church, is a zany, cartoonlike 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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Anonymous Gift

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