THE LIFE OF PABLO (PICASSO)

In celebration of Kanye West’s newest album, we’ve paired lyrics from, “The Life of Pablo” with works by the OG, Pablo Picasso. Explore 500+ of his works at: https://www.artsy.net/artist/pablo-picasso
  1. "I feel like Pablo when I'm workin' on my shoes / I feel like Pablo when I see me on the news / I feel like Pablo when I'm workin' on my house" - Kanye West, No More Parties in L.A.
    Arnold Newman, 'Pablo Picasso, Vallauris, France,' 1954, Howard Greenberg Gallery. https://www.artsy.net/artwork/arnold-newman-pablo-picasso-vallauris-france
  2. "We on an ultralight beam / We on an ultralight beam / This is a God dream / This is a God dream / This is everything / This is everything" - Kanye West, UltraLight Beam
    Pablo Picasso, 'Le Rêve (The Dream),' 1932, Private Collection. https://www.artsy.net/artwork/pablo-picasso-le-reve-the-dream
  3. "Every morning, every day of my life. I won't always be crying tears in the middle of the night, and I won't always have to wake up by myself wondering how I'm gonna get through the day." - Kanye West, Low Lights
    Pablo Picasso, 'Weekping Woman's Head with Handkerchief [III],' 1937, Museo Reina Sofía. https://www.artsy.net/artwork/pablo-picasso-cabeza-de-mujer-llorando-con-panuelo-iii-weeping-womans-head-with-handkerchief-iii-dot
  4. "Momma pass in Hollywood / If you ask, lost my soul / Driving fast, lost control / Off the road, jaw was broke" - Kanye West, Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
    Pablo Picasso, 'La Vie [Life],' 1903, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland. https://www.artsy.net/artwork/pablo-picasso-la-vie-life
  5. "I said baby what if you was clubbin' / Thuggin', hustlin' before you met your husband? / Then I said, "What if Mary was in the club / When she met Joseph around hella thugs?" - Kanye West, Wolves
    Pablo Picasso, 'Mother and Child (First Steps),' 1943, Yale University Art Gallery. https://www.artsy.net/artwork/pablo-picasso-mother-and-child-first-steps
  6. "Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman, ah! / Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman" - Kanye West, FACTS
    Pablo Picasso, 'The Old King,' 1963, Gilden's Art Gallery. https://www.artsy.net/artwork/pablo-picasso-the-old-king
  7. "If your mama knew how / You turned out, you too wild You too wild, you too wild / You too wild, and I need you now / Lost and found now" - Kanye West, Wolves
    Pablo Picasso, 'Les Trois Femmes,' 1920, Leandro Navarro. https://www.artsy.net/artwork/pablo-picasso-les-trois-femmes
  8. “She get under your skin if you let her / She get under your skin if you-uh” - Kanye West, Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1
    Pablo Picasso, 'Woman with Tambourine,' 1939, Fondation Beyeler. https://www.artsy.net/artwork/pablo-picasso-la-femme-au-tambourin-woman-with-tambourine
  9. “I hate the new Kanye, the bad mood Kanye / The always rude Kanye, spaz in the news Kanye” - Kanye West, I Love Kanye
    Pablo Picasso, 'The Shadow,' 1953, RMN Grand Palais. https://www.artsy.net/artwork/pablo-picasso-the-shadow
  10. "That's why we need you now, oh, I / Pray for Paris / Pray for the parents / This is a God dream" - Kanye West, UltraLight Beam
    Pablo Picasso, 'Guernica,' 1937, Museo Reina Sofía. https://www.artsy.net/artwork/pablo-picasso-guernica