Happy Halloween! Come See Picasso & André Villers collaborative work at Modern Now.

The image of Picasso dressed as Popeye, taken by André Villers, gives a rare glimpse of the iconic artist as a playful guy with a penchant for giant pipes and fake beards.

Villers met Picasso in 1953 and spent almost ten years observing and photographing his process. He told The Age: “[Picasso] understood I wasn’t after his personality or trying to depict something deep … he said, ‘If you want to get inside me, then it’s best you stay outside.”’

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Modern Now™
Located in the vibrant artist community of Studioplex and adjacent to the impecable Serpas Restaurant, Modern Now Gallery is a rare find in the Atlanta Art Scene. Their collection ranges from thousands of rare art & architecture antiquarian books (including hard to find journals) to a wide range of artworks that span from local fringe to established Atlantan artists as well as a wide range of Modern Masters; that price from the affordably decorative to the impossibly rare. If you are visiting Atlanta or are a member of the community, you should stop by and experience the culture and the fresh perspective they have of contextualizing the old with the new, the established with the fresh, and the proven with the experimental.
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