The Dream and Lie of Franco is a series of two sheets of prints, comprising 18 individual images, and an accompanying prose poem, by Pablo Picasso produced in 1937. The sheets each contain nine images arranged in a 3x3 grid. The first 14, in etching and aquatint, are dated 8 January 1937. The remaining four images were added to the second printing plate later, without use of aquatint, and dated June 7, 1937.

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  • Sueño y mentira de Franco es un conjunto de 18 pequeñas imágenes que Pablo Picasso grabó en dos planchas, entre enero y junio de 1937. Guarda estrecha relación con el famoso cuadro Guernica y se considera la primera obra de Picasso con contenido claramente político, como denuncia contra la guerra civil española y contra Francisco Franco. Tanto el citado cuadro como los grabados fueron destinados al Pabellón de la República Española en la Exposición Internacional de París de ese año. Los grabados se estamparon en un tiraje numerado pero inusualmente grande (mil ejemplares), a fin de recaudar fondos para la causa republicana. (es)
  • The Dream and Lie of Franco is a series of two sheets of prints, comprising 18 individual images, and an accompanying prose poem, by Pablo Picasso produced in 1937. The sheets each contain nine images arranged in a 3x3 grid. The first 14, in etching and aquatint, are dated 8 January 1937. The remaining four images were added to the second printing plate later, without use of aquatint, and dated June 7, 1937. The Dream and Lie of Franco is significant as Picasso's first overtly political work and prefigures his iconic political painting Guernica. The etchings satirise Spanish Generalísimo Francisco Franco's claim to represent and defend conservative Spanish culture and values by showing him in various ridiculous guises destroying Spain and its culture while the poem denounces "evil-omened polyps". Three of the four images added in June 1937 are directly related to studies for Guernica. The individual images were originally intended to be published as postcards to raise funds for the Spanish Republican government, and sold at the Spanish Pavilion of the 1937 World's Fair, although it is unclear whether any prints were made or sold in postcard format. In his review of the etchings for The Spectator in October 1937, art historian (and member of the Cambridge Five spy-ring) Anthony Blunt complained that the work could not "reach more than the limited coterie of aesthetes". Critic and author John Golding on the other hand, claimed that "more than any other work by Picasso Dream and Lie of Franco breaks down, as the Surrealists so passionately longed to, distinctions between thought, writing and visual imagery." (en)
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  • Sueño y mentira de Franco es un conjunto de 18 pequeñas imágenes que Pablo Picasso grabó en dos planchas, entre enero y junio de 1937. Guarda estrecha relación con el famoso cuadro Guernica y se considera la primera obra de Picasso con contenido claramente político, como denuncia contra la guerra civil española y contra Francisco Franco. Tanto el citado cuadro como los grabados fueron destinados al Pabellón de la República Española en la Exposición Internacional de París de ese año. Los grabados se estamparon en un tiraje numerado pero inusualmente grande (mil ejemplares), a fin de recaudar fondos para la causa republicana. (es)
  • The Dream and Lie of Franco is a series of two sheets of prints, comprising 18 individual images, and an accompanying prose poem, by Pablo Picasso produced in 1937. The sheets each contain nine images arranged in a 3x3 grid. The first 14, in etching and aquatint, are dated 8 January 1937. The remaining four images were added to the second printing plate later, without use of aquatint, and dated June 7, 1937. (en)
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