From October 8, 2010, through January 17, 2011, the Seattle Art Museum will feature an unprecedented exhibition of masterpieces by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris will be an extraordinary exhibition of Picasso’s work, with iconic works from virtually every phase of his legendary career. Drawn from the collection of the Musée National Picasso in Paris, the largest and most important collection of the artist’s work in the world, the exhibition will feature more than 150 works of art, including approximately 75 paintings and sculptures, complemented by an important selection of prints, drawings and photographs. This is the only time the Northwest has seen a comprehensive survey of this artistic master’s entire career.
The Musée Picasso is home to Picasso’s personal collection of his own work – works that the highly self-aware artist kept for himself with the intent of shaping his own artistic legacy. The unparalleled opportunity to present this work is made possible because the Musée Picasso is currently closed for major renovations, allowing a global tour of this full-scale survey to travel for the first and, very likely, the only time.
Every major period from Picasso’s prolific output over eight decades will be represented by iconic works of art, including the Blue Period, the Rose Period, African art-inspired works, Cubism, paintings in a surprisingly classicizing style and more.
Tickets for Seattle Art Museum’s landmark exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris are now on sale.You can buy yours online now at www.picassoinseattle.org or in person at the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue in downtown Seattle.