Pablo Picasso in front of his painting, Guernica. 1937. – Magnum Photos

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Spanish painter Pablo Picasso in front of his painting 'Guernica', on July 12th, 1937, at its unveiling at the Spanish Pavilion of the International World Fair. This Fair was held six weeks after the aerial bombing of the Basque village of Guernica, after which Picasso completed this monumental canvas. The city was completely destroyed by an air raid on the 29th April 1937. It was claimed that the bombing had not been done by Nationalist forces, but by the Condor Legion of the German air force under the direction of Franco's government. Picasso's 'Guernica' became an international symbol of the Spanish Republican cause. This portrait forms part of David 'Chim' Seymour's on-going documentation of the Spanish Civil War. Indeed, Chim took a very broad approach to covering the conflict. He shot over 30 stories covering not just the conflict itself, but also reporting in depth on the major social and political issues of the time, a deep insight into the country's plight which was published across European and American magazines of the time.

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Spanish painter Pablo Picasso in front of his painting 'Guernica', on July 12th, 1937, at its unveiling at the Spanish Pavilion of the International World Fair. This Fair was held six weeks after the aerial bombing of the Basque village of Guernica, after which Picasso completed this monumental canvas. The city was completely destroyed by an air raid on the 29th April 1937. It was claimed that the bombing had not been done by Nationalist forces, but by the Condor Legion of the German air force under the direction of Franco's government. Picasso's 'Guernica' became an international symbol of the Spanish Republican cause. This portrait forms part of David 'Chim' Seymour's on-going documentation of the Spanish Civil War. Indeed, Chim took a very broad approach to covering the conflict. He shot over 30 stories covering not just the conflict itself, but also reporting in depth on the major social and political issues of the time, a deep insight into the country's plight which was published across European and American magazines of the time.

We are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions about this or any other Magnum prints. You can contact one of the following print sales associates.

LONDON
Chelsea Jacob
chelsea.jacob@magnumphotos.com
T: +44 20 7490 1771

NEW YORK
Laura Paterson
Chelsea Jacob
chelsea.jacob@magnumphotos.com
T: +44 20 7490 1771

PARIS
Simone Klein
simone.klein@magnumphotos.com
T: +33 1 53 42 50 44

Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.