In multiple interviews, Lana Wachowski has told this story:

Picasso, when he revealed Guernica, was actually chased to the train station by an angry mob.

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But we knew, we knew just as the way Picasso was hunted and rocks were hurled at him when he first released or when he first unveiled Guernica, I mean he was like literally hounded by a mob out of the city.

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Did this happen?

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    Your Wikipedia link says "At Guernica's Paris Exhibition unveiling it garnered little attention." It seems unlikely Picasso would have been chased out of 1937 Paris.
    – Henry
    Jan 30, 2021 at 22:01
  • 2
    Usually, even fake rumors have some internet buzz spreading them, but in this case I haven't been able to find any other source that mentions this.
    – Laurel
    Aug 9, 2023 at 18:34


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