REPLICA / Barcelona, Museu Picasso 02/2018
Can a replica be a piece of art?
Is a replica a replica or is it a counterfeit?
When young Picasso painted this replica (1898) of the famous King Philip IV portrait by Velasquez (1655) he never thought about it ending up in a museum one day.
He didn´t sign it in the name of Velasquez.
He didn´t sign it at all.
What is it then?
It is a great painting.
It is a replica.
It is no counterfeit.
What is it?