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Picasso’s Demoiselles D’Avignon (1907) has been one of the old time inspiration sources for Bedri Baykam since 1980 and he has done several referential works commenting to the Spaniard painters masterpiece. Also, Baykam’s 1987 photo-colage I Wish I had a Harem whose original is in the collection of İstanbul Modern, often gets “married” to the Demoiselles as the two theme perfectly match. In this 4D lenticular piece, young Picasso from the days in which he painted the Demoiselles stands near Baykam sitting in his “Harem”. The Avignon ladies are in the background of the work whereas the front is occupied one more time with Baykam’s North European models, Linnea (Sweden) and Suzanna (Czech). Baykam’s 4D lenticular references of Demoiselles d’Avignon had also been shown in Picasso Museum in Barcelone in 2014 in an exhibition bringing together some of the most important international contemporary artists.

  • 71" x 47.24" in (180 x 120 cm) Edition of 3 + AP

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