Picasso and Francoise Gilot. Paris-Vallauris, 1943-1953

Picasso and Francoise Gilot. Paris-Vallauris, 1943-1953
Price :  £80.00

Curated by John Richardson. In Collaboration with Françoise Gilot.

New York. Gagosian Gallery. 2012. First edition. Hardback, dust jacket. 378 pages. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w, with several folding plates and archival photographs. 315 x 245mm (12½ x 9¾"). 2.6kg. 9780847839230. English. Very good; 6cm tear along front fold of dust jacket, repaired with tape to verso, creasing to top edge of front jacket; otherwise a very clean copy, jacket now preserved in archival plastic.

Catalogue for a show at the Gagosian Gallery, New York; being part of a series of exhibitions on Picasso put on by the gallery. 'This publication explores Picasso’s portrayals of life with Gilot and their young family in the decade they spent together. Françoise Gilot was a young budding painter when she met Picasso by chance at a café in 1943. The subsequent ten years spent together was a time of transformation in Picasso’s paintings that coincided with revolutionary inventions in lithography, sculpture, and ceramics. Picasso: L’Epoque Françoise presents for the first time several of Gilot’s paintings and drawings from the period alongside Picasso’s when the young painter was maturing while the elder continued to change the face of modern art. The fully illustrated catalogue includes a historic dialogue between Richardson and Gilot celebrating Picasso’s innovation in every medium during the post-war years of renewal.' (from the publisher's description).