Picasso. The Mediterranean Years 1945-1962

Picasso. The Mediterranean Years 1945-1962
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John Richardson, Elizabeth Cowling and Claude Arnaud.

New York. Rizzoli & Gagosian Gallery. 2010. Hardback, dust jacket. 390 pages. Profusely illustrated, with gatefolds and a detachable 23 page booklet of Picasso's pencil and ink drawings. 310 x 240mm (12¼ x 9½"). 3kg. English. Fine; as new.

'During the decade after the end of World War II Picasso began to spend more and more time in the Cote d’Azur where he began drawing on the Mediterranean sources that had inspired him in earlier years. Picasso’s return to the south marked a return to a family life as well – which in turn inspired him in the studio. In the 1950s his sculpture work evolved and he expanded into ceramics, lithography, printing and graphic design techniques. This Picasso exhibition from the Gagosian Gallery features a more private side to these prolific years – a dazzling coming together of paintings, sculptures, prints and ceramics – many of the pieces provided by Picasso’s grandson, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso and curated by Mr. Ruiz-Picasso and Picasso’s acclaimed biographer, Sir John Richardson.' (from the publisher's description).