Curated by John Richardson.
New York. Gagosian Gallery. 2009. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 320 pages. Illustrated profusely with colour and b&w images, many full-page and some folding-plates. 310 x 245mm (12¼ x 9¾"). 2.3kg. 9780847832996. English. Fine; as new (in shrink-wrap).
Catalogue to accompany the exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery, New York. '"Picasso: Mosqueteros" is the first exhibition in the United States to focus on the late paintings since "Picasso: The Last Years: 1963-1973" at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1984. Organized around a large group of important, rarely seen works from the collection of Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, as well as works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museo Picasso Málaga and other private collections, "Picasso: Mosqueteros" aims to expand the ongoing inquiry regarding the context, subjects, and sources of the artist's late work. Building on new research into the artist's late life through the presentation of selected paintings and prints spanning 1962-1972, the exhibition suggests how the portrayal of the aged Picasso, bound to the past in his life and painting, has obscured the highly innovative and contemporary nature of the late work.' (from the gallery's website). The catalogue includes several essays, an imagined conversation between Roberto Otero and Picasso and all the texts originally included in the four catalogues from Picasso’s Avignon exhibitions in 1970 and 1973, written by Christian Zervos, Rafael Alberti, and René Char.
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