(American, b. 1937)
Etching colored by stencil with watercolor
Anonymous Gift 1978.31
© Red Grooms / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Catalogue raisonné: Alexander & Cowles 32
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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