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Exhibition Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times

Herblock (1909–2001). "No More Lessons, Pablo?" 1973. Graphite, India ink, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing. Published in the Washington Post, April 10, 1973. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (001.00.00)

Worlds Apart, Yet Kindred Spirits

Drawn just days after Pablo Picasso's death on April 8, 1973, Herblock acknowledges the master artist's larger-than-life impact on the world by showing him as a partly visible giant exiting stage right. Worlds apart in the venues where each practiced and presented his art, the global star of high art and the forthright cartoonist nonetheless shared a deep bond in profoundly and fiercely condemning the destruction and suffering wrought by war.