Techniques & Materials / Newspaper

In the early twentieth century most newspapers were printed on cheap, wood-pulp paper stock that rapidly darkened and became brittle when exposed to air and sunlight. Picasso read the Parisian daily papers Le Journal and Excelsior and used newsprint fragments cut from them in many of his papiers collés and paintings and, occasionally, as supports for drawings.

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  • Bottle, Wineglass, and Newspaper on a Table.

    Paris, December 4, 1912, or later. Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris. Gift of Henri Laugier, 1963. CNAC/MNAM/Dist. Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York