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Picasso's Revolution

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Pablo Picasso, 1904, Paris, photograph by Ricard Canals i Llambí"

When Pablo Picasso moved to Paris in 1904 he was still struggling to find his artistic identity. Three years later, he broke through with one of the most famous and controversial paintings ever: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.

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When Pablo Picasso moved to Paris in 1904 he was still struggling to find his artistic identity. The French capital was the center of the art world, and it was there, in the seedy glamour of Montmartre, that Picasso found friends, rivals, patrons and inspiration. Then, in 1907, he broke through with one of the most famous and controversial paintings ever: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Biographer Miles Unger has written a book about Picasso’s breakthrough period, and he joins us to talk about it.

Miles Unger writes about art and books the The Economist. He's written biographies of Machiavelli, Lorenzo de'Medici, and Michelangelo. His latest book is Picasso and the Painting that Shocked the World [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.