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vol. 22, no. 139, Sept. 11-18, 2008

ON THE COVER: The name “Picasso” has almost become synonymous with communism, Cubism, and the antiwar “Guernica,” but his drawings and prints currently on display at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art reveal a man who extends beyond assumptions or strict classifications. The image on the cover (“Blind Minotaur Guided by a Little Girl in the Night”), for example, is considered a precursor to the famous “Guernica” but it also reflects Picasso’s humble beginnings as a starving artist. This selection, as well as the 24 other prints on display at SBMA until December 7, are the subject of Charles Donelan’s cover story, starting here.

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