about the artist
Picasso, Guernica, 1937, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

Guernica and its many preliminary studies were shown in New York in 1939. Pollock made Orange Head after seeing this powerful painting in which Picasso had expressed his personal outrage over the Nazi bombing of a small Basque village.

About Picasso, Pollock reportedly said, "That guy missed nothing."


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