Thursday, December 03, 2009

Two-For-A-Dime-Picasso/El Picasso de diez guitas (1962)






I put this picture to confirm the date
Oscar Grillo in 1961
I loved Picasso and I borrowed liberally from his bulfighting pictures. I have never seen a bullfight in my life as you can see, but Picasso's pictures drove me nuts. Loved them with a passion. I was learning then and my drawings were shit, but that's the way one learns, by imitating the best.

Era loco por Picasso y tomé prestado desvergozadamente de sus dibujos de tauromaquia. Nunca habia asistido a una corrida de toros en mi vida como podras podras ver, pero los trabajos de Picasso sobre el tema me maravillaban. Aun me siguen gustando con la misma pasión. Yo estaba aprendiendo y mis dibujos eran una mierda, pero este es el modo en que uno puede aprender, imitando a los mejores.

16 Comments:

Blogger gustavo roldan said...

Momento, momento, que el segundo toro es alucunante.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 11:44:00 am  
Blogger gustavo roldan said...

quise decir alucinante.

alucunante debe ser algo te te alucuna.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 11:46:00 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Yo vivo alucunado desde el dia que nací. Mi hijo Pablo querria utilizar el termino "alucinante" en el idioma ingles pero no se puede traducir. -"This is allucinogeous" suena como el orto!

Thursday, December 03, 2009 12:00:00 pm  
Blogger V a l e n t r i n i t y said...

!alucunante" tu peinado de 1961

Thursday, December 03, 2009 12:06:00 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Mas que alucunante era aculunante, Balenciaga.

Thursday, December 03, 2009 12:40:00 pm  
Blogger andres casciani said...

jaja ese joven lleno de ilusiones e influencias!

Thursday, December 03, 2009 9:52:00 pm  
Blogger Dominic Bugatto said...

Those are wonderful , esp the top one!

Thursday, December 03, 2009 11:02:00 pm  
Blogger ariel tenorio said...

si vas a copiar hacelo al mas grande,dijo Lennon, con respecto a Chuck Berry, y dijo si al Rock hubiera que cambiarle el nombre seria Chuck Berry...
y al dibujo?...

Friday, December 04, 2009 12:31:00 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Tha/Gra, Casciani, Bugatto & Tenorio. Esta es una de las pocas veces que estoy de acuerdo con Lennon, Chuck Berry es maravilloso. Al dibujo, segun yo, habria que llamarlo Hokusai o Schiele.

Friday, December 04, 2009 5:42:00 am  
Blogger Matthew Cruickshank said...

Every animator should wear a tie. But no trousers.

Did you ever attempt any animation in this style Oscar?

Friday, December 04, 2009 9:28:00 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

You 'kidding?!!!! The greatest attraction for me to become a "professional" artist was that I could wear a tie at work and not a greasy boiler suit as I WORE WHEN I WORKED IN A FACTORY!

Friday, December 04, 2009 10:36:00 am  
Blogger limbolo said...

When I was 14 I was chased by a bull. He came on me so fast I had to pick up my bike and run with it over my shoulder. I was definitely wearing a tie at the time - school rules.

I must have seen Picasso's Bull/Bike sculpture soon afterwards. I was still wearing the tie and probably listening to Cow Cow Davenport. My Housemaster demanded to know why I was listening to 'negro' records... I couldn't explain.

Monday, December 07, 2009 8:19:00 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Be glad you were not chased by Tse Tse flies, Limbolo. They don't take prisoners. Neither you chosen to listen William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff "The Lion" Smith in those formative years. Would have been far more difficult to explain!

Monday, December 07, 2009 10:45:00 pm  
Blogger Ellis Nadler said...

why are you wearing a wig in that photo?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009 1:21:00 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

No. that is the photo of a wig wearing me.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009 2:40:00 am  
Blogger limbolo said...

El Grillo,

As you know and - fortunately for me - the Tsetse fly is not found in cattle country.

The noble bull fights always according to his simple, chivalrous code and thus falls prey to that dirty little trickster: man.

Willie the Lion was a god unknown to me then. I think even that lonegone fool of a teacher would have bowed down before a true master.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009 5:39:00 pm  

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