Date: 1932 Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 39 7/8 x 36 3/4in. (101.3 x 93.3cm)
Classification: Paintings Credit Line: The Mr. and Mrs. Klaus G. Perls Collection, 1997 Accession Number: 1997.149.4 Rights and Reproduction: © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Is Art really the only form of expression that should not be ridiculed? I think artists especially should have a sense of humor about their art; and Art with a capital A. Self deprecation is a healthy thing, it’s what makes comics funny, the same is true of Art; all art forms. Nothing should be too ‘sacred’ to be lampooned. I say tear down the temples to rebuild them stronger. The Conceptual Art movement takes strides to accomplish this.
As they say, this is nothing new. A favorite example: Duchamp’s L.H.O.O.Q.?