Loulou Picasso

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Loulou Picasso created the  group Bazooka with Kiki Picasso, Lulu Larsen, Olivia Clavel, Bernard Vidal, T5dur and Jean Rouzaud in the mid-70s. They were active in the French underground scene,  imposing their cold, provocative, uncompromising work.

Engaged by the newspaper Liberation in 1977, Bazooka totally changed the layout, adding texts and captions often in stark contrast with the content of articles. The editors were sharply divided over these graphic interventions. Serge July proposed that Bazooka develop an independent project: 5 issues of  “A Modern Vision” were published in 1978.

The group fell apart in the late 70s, leaving in their wake an impressive collection of drawings, collages, photomontages, paintings and publications.

In the beginning of the 80s, Kiki and Loulou Picasso published their works individually. Loulou concentrated on painting, represented by agnes b’s Galerie du jour.

In 2002 they again worked together, this time on the website unregardmoderne.com, where each artist contributed an immediate graphic response to the daily news. In 2005 the project ended under the pressure of the major press agencies.

In 2008, Kiki and Loulou Picasso participated in the group show “Des jeunes gens modernes” at the Galerie du Jour.  Early in 2011, the works of Bazooka occupied an important place in the exhibit “Europunk” at the Villa Medici in Rome. At the same time Loulou Picasso published “The Sad Revolution” with United Dead Artists – a collection of works created primarily for the exhibit “Teen Spirit, Adolescence illustrated” at the gallery Arts Factory” in Paris.