I am sure you know off, and perhaps have even seen the Picasso sculpture that fronts Chicago’s City Hall. The first time I saw a photo representation of it, with the caption that it was a gift to Chicago, I saw Phoenix rising from the ashes. I am not sure this is what Picasso had in mind, but that is how the work spoke (and still does) to me. Would I have seen that same image had it been in another context, connected to another reference?
I have heard, recently, that Picasso had a title for it that wasn’t mine.