Deborah Meneker Rothschild
The Drawing Centre, New York,
"Picasso had long made a practice of looking to humble sources for inspiration . For him all materials and types of imagery, from kitsch postcards to refuse found in the street, were fodder for his creativity. p.38.
see also Robert Rosenblum,
"Picasso and the Typography of Cubism"
in R.Penrose and J.Golding,
Picasso 1881 -1973,
Elek, London 1973
Pablo Picasso - see studies for
much of the preparatory work reproduced in Rothschild uses the conventions of paper folding and slotting from popular books of the time. Picasso seems also aware of popular prints (Les Images D'Epinal) from which dancing harlequins could be made.
"huge parodies of advertising and authority" using costumes in cardboard, canvas, metals and found scraps.
p.132 and ff.