The Centennial of Picasso's Armory Show at The Art Institute: Random Observations



(Written in anticipation of “Picasso and Chicago” which opens February 20 at the Art Institute)

Picasso is noted
For taking apart
What everyone sees
And then calling it art.

He puts back the pieces
As best that he can
And it ends up more nightmare
Than when it  began.

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  • Has it been settled yet that the sculpture in the civic center plaza is of Ollie the Dragon (of Kukla, Fran & Ollie)?

  • In reply to jack:

    Richard J. Daley said at the unveiling, "We dedicate this celebrated work this morning with the belief that what is strange to us today will be familiar tomorrow."

    It is familiar now, but it's still strange.

  • Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Crispiniano de la Santísima Trinidad, the baptized name of Picasso.

    Apparently, this wasn't the only thing long on Picasso, for he was a serial womanizer, having numerous affairs simultaneously well into old age. Some of these sordid liaisons included age differences of over 40 years.

    Let the one handed clapping resume...

  • In reply to 4zen:

    There should have been a "Don" before the "Juan".

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