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Karl Benjamin Californian Hard Edge Painting Movement

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Karl Benjamin Californian Hard Edge Painting Movement, Benjamin was an American Postwar & Contemporary painter who was born in 1925. Who's work was featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Flowers, London (Kingsland Road). Featured in articles for the Art Market Monitor, the Art Market Monitor and the ArtDaily. The most recent article is Kasmin Opens 'Valley of Gold: Southern California and the Phantasmagoric' written for the ArtDaily in March 2020. The artist died in 2012. [Signed lower right corner KB 61, and stamped on back].

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About Pablo Picasso (Artist)

One of the most prolific and revolutionary artists the world has ever seen, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) had a tremendous impact on the development of 20th-century modern art.


Although he is best known for his association with the Cubist movement, which he founded with Georges Braque, Picasso’s influence extends to Surrealism, neoclassicism and expressionism.


“Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction,” the Spanish artist proclaimed. In his Cubist paintings, he emphasizes the two-dimensionality of the canvas, breaking with conventions regarding perspective, foreshortening and proportion. Picasso was inspired by Iberian and African tribal art. One of his most famous pre-Cubist works is Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), a painting considered immoral and shocking at the time for its depiction of nude women whose faces resemble Iberian tribal masks.


He made many portraits in this style, most often of the women in his life, their expressively colored faces composed of geometric shards of surface planes. In Woman in a Hat (Olga), 1935, he painted his first wife as an assemblage of abstract forms, leaving the viewer to decipher the subject through the contrasting colors and shapes. Picasso was a tireless artist, creating more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and sculptures. Tracing his life’s work reveals the progression of modern art, on which he had an unparalleled influence.

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