Whether fracturing reality into a dizzying series of cubes or playing dress-up in a kitschy sailor outfit, Pablo Picasso was never one for following the rules.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the master Cubist's death, and his imprint on our culture remains visible in a number of places. Although artists from Julian Schnabel to Kanye West have claimed to reach Picasso's legendary status, we think it's safe to say they have a long, long way to go.
Today we're honoring the inimitable Spanish artist with a roundup of his transformative works and snippets of wisdom. Thank you, Picasso, for your indefatigable spirit and inventive eye. You can never be replaced.
See the slideshow below, and feel free to share a memory of experiencing Picasso's work in the comments: