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Almine Rech

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death in 2023, France and Spain will organize “The Picasso 1973–2023 Celebration,” an international event dedicated to the artist’s legacy that will see institutional exhibitions staged across Europe and in the U.S

Neither the studies nor the finished picture contain a single allusion to a specific event, constituting instead a generic plea against the barbarity and terror of war. The huge picture is conceived as a giant poster, testimony to the horror that the Spanish Civil War was causing and a forewarning of what was to come in the Second World War.

- Paloma Esteban Leal, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid

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Pablo Picasso, Guernica, 1937
Oil on canvas - 349 x 776 cm - 137 1/2 x 305 1/2 in
Collection of the Museo Reina Sofia
© Succession Picasso 2022