Pablo Picasso: Still Life with a Lamp, 1936. December 29, on the poster on the wall at left, was the date chosen by Louis Aragon for a demonstration celebrating Louis Delaprée, a columnist for the right-wing newspaper Paris-Soir who in his dispatches from the Spanish civil war was ‘merciless in denouncing atrocities, whoever committed them.’ He died on December 11, 1936, after his plane from Madrid to Paris was shot down over Spain by Soviet aircraft. According to John Richardson, his inclusion of the date indicates that ‘Picasso was one of Delaprée’s admirers,’ and the severed arm is his ‘first reference to the war.’