Monday, March 9, 2009

Yo, Picasso

Another amazing find purchased for little to nothing from the sale rack at the MECA Joanne Waxman library:
Picasso and Portraiture: Representation and Transformation, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. I'm sure that I will share more from this book in the future - it's fat as a bible and chock full of gorgeous images - many of which I am unfamiliar with. But for now, here are some of Picasso's self-portraits, along with a few photographs of the Bull/Man.
Damn, his work is powerful.


Blue Sky Dreaming said...

These photos are so great. I always feel a special connection to Picasso having been born on his birthday.
This particular book sounds very interesting...the portrait.

KaHolly said...

Guess you were at the right place at the right time!!! Great find! I always feel like the cat that swallowed the canary when I come home with something so precious for next to nothing.

artslice said...

Yes... his work is so very powerful. Love his self portraits... especially the early ones. What a great find!

Martha Miller said...

Hi Blue

Wow, the same birthday as Picasso! What day is that? I always think of him as a Taurus because of all his minotaurs, but he's Scorpio, right?

Martha Miller said...

Hi KaHolly!

The great books I get at that library are actually marked for discard!

Martha Miller said...

Hi Brenda

I'll be sure to post more from this book - it's loaded with wonderful portraits!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Martha, OUR birthday is Oct. 25th.
Loved his play and his deep strong eyes.

Martha Miller said...

What a great birthday buddy for you to have!
Let's see - who shares my birthday? Jerry Lewis. "Hey Laaaady!"
My daughter Lisbeth is the 27th of October and she's a TRIPLE Scorpio! Sun, moon and rising signs, all in Scorpio. Intense!