(002) PICASSO in Taipei
[15.12.10 - 19.12.10]
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28 September 2010 – 04 December 2010
Edouard Malingue Gallery is thrilled to present the largest Picasso exhibition ever held by a gallery in Hong Kong, which will showcase to collectors and the public an exhilarating selection of rare, seminal and museum-quality masterpieces by Picasso.
With most of the paintings and drawings on view appearing for the first time ever in Asia, this exhibition truly marks a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Hong Kong public to view up-close stupendous and iconic works by Picasso, the greatest master of the 20th century.
The selection of paintings in the opening exhibition celebrates the great variety of Picasso’s unmistakable styles and artistic genius. Viewers will be enthralled to explore the world of distinct aesthetics and creative impulses spanning the different periods of Picasso’s long and remarkable career.
Taking centre-stage is Study for Two Nudes, a captivating watercolour featuring the iconic palette of the Picasso’s Blue Period. It is a study for the painting Deux femmes nues (Two Nudes), which belongs to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and stands at the nexus of Picasso’s diverse pictorial investigations from 1906 to 1907. Equally noteworthy, amongst other highlights in this exhibition, is Head of a Woman with a Hat. Completed by Picasso in 1962 at the age of over 80, this portrait of Jacqueline Roque – his second and last wife – is evidence of an unprecedented artistic vitality in the late period of Picasso’s career. Both Study for Two Nudes and Head of a Woman with a Hat are being exhibited in Asia for the first time.