That said, I was not really transported by the numerous copies / derivations of his work executed by contemporary artists. True enough, I rarely see the point with contemporary art; yet, it seems to me copying (OK; reproducing) is somehow anti-Picasso.
I am aware he did this extensively himself - still, I feel that Picasso's reproductions (of Goya, El Greco...) are more of variations on a given theme, and contain a lot more of himself than what, say, Kippenberger or Koons' Picasso-works do.
I may be altogether wrong about that, yet the fact remains : What really did it for me here apart from Picasso's own paintings were basically portraits of Picasso.
Plus Jasper Johns's The Seasons.
Jasper Johns, Summer, 1987
Picasso, Minotaure à la carriole, 1936