Banksters and Cubism
Addressing Mr KAHNWEILER, in front of his versions of "Femmes D'Alger, PICASSO said: "I wonder what DELACROIX would think if he saw my paintings... I would say: you were thinking of RUBENS and you were doing DELACROIX, I was thinking of you and I’m doing something else!"
"That’s exactly it, and I was thinking about PICASSO and I created my Banksters.
Creating fictional characters by reinterpreting the works of the great masters, making them express themselves and inserting them into small painted fictions, is for me the logical continuation of 20th century painting..."