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Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, Now showing at the Art Gallery of NSW until 25 March

By Advertising Feature - 16 February 2012 5

Portrait of Dora Maar 1937, Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP158 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Jean-Gilles Berizzi © Musée National Picasso, Paris.

Next month, the Art Gallery of NSW will farewell Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris.

The exhibition features some 150 paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Musée National Picasso in Paris. These are ‘Picasso’s Picassos’ – the works he kept in his own possession, which only after his death in 1973 were given to the French State in lieu of taxes.

An Australian first, the exhibition showcases seven decades of Pablo Picasso’s art. Every phase of his extraordinary career is represented, including masterpieces from the Blue, Rose, expressionist, cubist, neoclassical and surrealist periods.

Made possible only by the closure of the Musée National Picasso in Paris for renovations, the Gallery is the only venue in Australia on the exhibition’s world tour. This is a rare opportunity to see work from the world’s most celebrated artist on such scale outside France.

The exhibition must close on 25 March – don’t miss your chance to see the most significant Picasso exhibition ever to come to Australia. Pre-purchase timed-entry tickets online at www.ticketek.com.au/picasso or call 132 849.

Opening hours
10am-5pm daily
Wednesdays: until 10pm for Art After Hours
Saturdays: Exhibition and café open until 7pm

Ticket Prices*
Adult $25
Member $15
Concession $18
Family $65
Premium $50
*transaction fees apply

For further information and a full program of events visit www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/picasso

Image: Portrait of Dora Maar 1937, Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP158 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Jean-Gilles Berizzi © Musée National Picasso, Paris.


FREE TICKETS

RiotACT has 5 double passes to this sensational show to give away to our paid up supporters.

To win we want you to make a Picasso style sketch and send it in to images@the-riotact.com.

The competition closes on 24 February 2012 and we’ll judge the best five.

Not yet a supporter? There’s plenty of time to sign up.

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5 Responses to
Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, Now showing at the Art Gallery of NSW until 25 March
poetix 5:44 pm 16 Feb 12

I somehow don’t think my first effort ‘Swan that looks like a fat duck from all angles’ will be accepted in lieu of taxes like Picasso’s. People’s five year olds could certainly do better. (And little kids are not as inhibited about getting things right as older people.)

But it is fun.

Holden Caulfield 4:11 pm 16 Feb 12

Agreed.

And finally a chance for the art cretins who say, “my five year old could do better than that!”, to prove themselves.

poetix 4:09 pm 16 Feb 12

I think you’re going to get lots of dachshunds. That looks deceptively simple in the link.
Can we have a poem contest next time? (whinge)

johnboy 4:03 pm 16 Feb 12

It’ll be fun!

Holden Caulfield 3:50 pm 16 Feb 12

Dang, having to work for a freebie, that’s a bit much, haha!

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