Pop Art Picasso

Pablo Picasso’s cubist paintings were used as models for photographs by Madrid-based artist Eugenio Recuenco. Recuenco uses his cinematographic aesthetic to create the images resembling a fashion editorial. In an homage to the painter, the resulting photographs retain some of the surreal nature of Picasso’s fragmentation and reinterpretation of the human form through face painting and editing techniques.

The Museum of Modern Art opened two exhibitions to celebrate the influential work of American sculptor, Claes Oldenburg, on April 14. “Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store” and “Claes Oldenburg: Mouse Museum/Ray Gun Wing” consist of large sculptures of ice cream and hamburgers and curated collections of objects from the 1960s. The exhibit runs until Aug. 5.

The work of pop artists will be exhibited in The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art at the Acquavella Galleries in New York City. The exhibit explores the often overlooked medium of still life and how it was influenced through the pop art movement in artwork like an aluminum cast of a Campbell’s soup can by Andy Warhol. The exhibit is organized by the themes food and drink, the garden, body parts, and clothing and housewares and runs through May 24.

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