Self-portrait 1948
1948, oil on canvas, 74 x 57 cm,
Centre Pompidou, Paris

"What Boeckl decided to represent during the time he withdrew from himself was the Greek prosopon - at the same time "mask" and "face" - through which man, in the midst of his misery and the collapse of his being as a 'persona', has arranged a role and a person capable of questioning us and staring us in the face, when he has rediscovered his identity after all the havoc."

(Jean Clair, director of the Picasso Museum, Paris)