Picasso, Primitivism And Cultural Appropriation

Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, by Pablo Picasso (1907). Source: Museum of Modern Art, New York

The first time I visited the Museum of Modern Art in New York I was twenty-four years old. The museum was under renovation at the time and had been temporarily opened in a building in the suburb of Queens. A much smaller venue, it provided only a glimpse of the full breadth of work the museum had to offer, so only…

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