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Tate Modern – “The Handsome Pork-Butcher” by Francis Picabia

"The Handsome Pork-Butcher" by Francis Picabia

Artist: Francis Picabia (France)
Title: The Handsome Pork-Butcher
Year: c.1924–6, c.1929–35
Installation view at: Tate Modern, London
Photo Credits: Barbara Picci

This sardonic collage portrait of Raymond Poincaré, President and Prime Minister of the French Republic, was made with everyday objects such as combs, needles, curtain rings and pen nibs, all embedded in thick oil paint. Picabia subsequently ripped off the collage elements and painted the outline of a femme fatale over the ruins of the portrait…
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