The Subversive Romance of Picabia’s Pink ‘Monster’


Belonging to Francis Picabia’s celebrated ‘Monster’ series, ‘Couple Amoureux’ is one of a group of works utterly unlike anything that came before. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover how Picabia subverted popular romantic imagery of the time, looked to ancient frescoes as a source of inspiration and influenced his friend Pablo Picasso. ‘Couple Amoureux’ is a highlight of our upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale (20 June | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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