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Pablo Picasso Enamel Pins Set

Pablo Picasso Enamel Pins Set

The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

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Embody the timeless legacy of 20th Century artist Pablo Picasso and his commitment to discovery with these vibrant die-cast Enamel Pins. Packaged in sets of two with rubber pin backs, these pins let you stand out with hundreds of unique combinations to choose from and wear your inspiration boldly. Let your backpack or favorite jacket join in the cultural conversation!

  • Largest pin is approximately 1¼ in (3.175 cm) high
  • Product type: Lapel Pin
  • Shipping Dimensions: 4.5 × 3.5 × 0.5 inches  (11.4 × 8.9 × 1.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb (2.0 oz; 57 g)
  • SKU010003175 | 814229009542

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Pablo Picasso

About the Artist

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973), the influential 20th-century artist from Spain, revolutionized modern art through his visionary creativity and groundbreaking contributions. From his early prodigious talent to his co-founding of Cubism, Picasso's diverse body of work, including paintings, sculptures, and ceramics, continues to inspire artists worldwide.

Pablo Picasso in the Chrysler Museum
The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

About the Brand

The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

The origins of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild are shrouded in mystery. Some accounts trace the Guild's birth to Athens in the latter half of the 4th century BCE. Allegedly, several lesser philosophers grew weary of the endless Socratic dialogue endemic in their trade and turned to crafting household implements and playthings. (Hence the assertions that Socrates quaffed his hemlock poison from a Guild-designed chalice, though vigorous debate surrounds the question of whether it was a "disappearing" chalice.)

Others argue that the UPG dates from the High Middle Ages, when the Philosophers Guild entered the world of commerce by selling bawdy pamphlets to pilgrims facing long lines for the restroom. Business boomed until 1211 when Pope Innocent III condemned the publications. Not surprisingly, this led to increased sales, even as half our membership was burned at the stake.

More recently, revisionist historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling the people's needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee cups, and cracking up at stuff.

Most of the proceeds go to unemployed philosophers (and their associates). A portion also goes to some groups working on profound causes.

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