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.
Wednesdays: until 10pm for Art After Hours
Saturdays: Exhibition and café open until 7pm
*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.
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