Picasso’s Guernica, Explained to Passersby in the NYC Subway

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Perhaps one of the most famous works of anti-war art, Picasso’s Guernica is deeply symbolic, a cubist tapestry embedded with the image of a brutal Nazi bombing. Sadly, it’s housed in the Reina Sofía in Spain, which means many won’t ever get the chance to see it.

So our art critic, Jerry Saltz, took a replica of Guernica underground, in the hopes of learning what New Yorkers make of it and helping them understand the work.

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Picasso’s Guernica, Explained to Passersby in the NYC Subway