Black-and-White Picasso

Picasso at the Guggenheim is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

The Daily Pic: At the Guggenheim, Picasso seems photographic.

Unlikely as it may seem, this 1942 reclining nude by Picasso is photographic—or at least that’s the conclusion I come to in this week’s Newsweek, where I take on the show called “Picasso Black and White”, now at the Guggenheim museum in New York. I don’t see how it’s possible to recognize how much the monochrome meant to Picasso, and not recognize some reference to photography in all his blacks and grays and sepias. Think of Cubism as the greatest-ever Instagram filter.

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