Picasso and American Art

Photo: Yale Press

If in New York between now and January 28th then please do yourself a favor and go see the “Picasso and American Art” exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art.  The show focuses on Picasso’s influence on nine very different and very popular American artists: Max Weber, Stuart Davis, John Graham, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, David Smith, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns.  By juxtaposing the paintings of Picasso and the Americans, presenting them side by side, the Whitney allows you to see both Picasso and American art in new, different ways.

If you can’t get to NYC in the next week or so, do not fret.  The exhibit is headed to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis as well.