Positively Picasso

October 29, 2008

In celebration of our new and expanded art category, this week’s homepage theme is dedicated to none other than Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Portero has been lucky enough to secure more than a handful of signed and limited edition lithographs and etchings, and I thought that such beauty was worthy of notice on this little blog.

I particularly like that although Picasso had such a defined style, he went through an amazing number of “periods” that now distinguish his work. From the Blue to the Rose to Cubism and from sculpture back to painting, these works are now a part of art’s global lexicon.

Picasso also has another interesting tie-in to our site: his daughter, Paloma. As many of you know, she is a jewelry designer who has worked with Tiffany & Co. for many years. Her contemporary designs are mainstays at the storied jeweler.

If you want to learn more about how art sells in the marketplace, there are great sites like artnet that help you with resale value and art valuation. If you become a member, you can find out about specific artists at the click of a button, like right here with Picasso.

We’re pretty familiar with how Picasso saw the rest of the world, but if you’re not sure how he saw himself, just take a look at this Self-Portrait (1907) for an idea:

To view our collection of Picasso artwork, click right here.
To view our expanded Art category, click right here.

Top photo by André Villers

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