Yes, if one uses the yardstick of how he's influenced the currents that flow through the mainstream of art. There is almost no art being produced today that has not been influenced by Picasso's prodigious and varied output.
The painting on the wall behind him is my version of a mildly erotic Picasso painting.
Here's what the LA Times said about his erotic exhibition in Paris in 2001:
The first major retrospective of Pablo Picasso's erotic art went on display last week, showing that nearly 30 years after his death, the celebrated Spanish artist still has the power to shock.
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