Artist Julien Friedler Sinks His Teeth Into Picasso

Julien Friedler's (2005). Photo: Image courtesy of the artist and Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, LLC, New York.

This year, MoMA, and just about everyone else in this city, commemorated the 100-year anniversary of the completion of Picasso’s masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. 2008 is rapidly approaching, but the celebration isn’t over just yet. Uptown gallery Francis M. Naumann asked a crop of contemporary artists to submit their take on Picasso’s beastly whores. “The Demoiselles Revisited” will be up at the gallery through Friday. After the jump, a few different takes — all of them much more SFW than the image above, we promise. —Rachel Wolff

Pamela Joseph’s Resampling Les Demoiselles (2007).Image courtesy of the artist and Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, LLC, New York.

Julien Friedler’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (2005).Image courtesy of the artist and Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, LLC, New York.

Jacques Moitoret’s Dawn of the Rothko Sky (2007).Image courtesy of the artist and Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, LLC, New York.