Book ‘Picasso’s War’ by Hugh Eakin

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How Modern Art Came to America
A riveting story of how dueling ambitions and the power of prodigy made America the cultural center of the world — and Picasso the most famous artist alive — in the shadow of World War II “Fascinating, eloquent, wonderfully lucid, Picasso’s War will change whatever we thought we knew about modern art and its complicated reception on this side of the Atlantic.” — Francine Prose, author of The Vixen. In January 1939, Pablo Picasso was renowned in Europe but disdained by many in the United States. One year later, Americans across the country were clamoring to see his art. How did the controversial leader of the Paris avant-garde break through to the heart of American culture? The answer begins a generation earlier, when a renegade Irish American...
Publisher: Crown (July 12, 2022)  Pages: 480 pages  ISBN-10: 0451498488  ISBN-13: 978-0451498489  ASIN:‎ B09JSCT845

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Author’s biography: Hugh Eakin, a senior editor at Foreign Affairs, has written about museums and the art world for The New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.