The Cinematic Beauty of Picabia’s Legendary ‘La Corrida’

25 MARCH 2021 | PARIS

This legendary painting by Francis Picabia comes from one of the most influential periods of the artist’s career for its impact on contemporary art. In this latest Sotheby’s video, find out how Picabia assimilated images from mass culture, prefiguring the ‘appropriation art’ movement and discover the surprising similarities with Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ promotional poster. ‘La Corrida (The Matador in the Arena)’ is a highlight of our upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale (25 March | Paris).

More from Sotheby's

Stay informed with Sotheby’s top stories, videos, events & news.

Receive the best from Sotheby’s delivered to your inbox.

By subscribing you are agreeing to Sotheby’s Privacy Policy. You can unsubscribe from Sotheby’s emails at any time by clicking the “Manage your Subscriptions” link in any of your emails.