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Extended through February 24, 2018

Picasso

By the Book

October 19, 2017–February 24, 2018
rue de Ponthieu, Paris

Installation view Artwork © Succession Picasso 2017. Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

Installation view

Artwork © Succession Picasso 2017. Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

Installation view Artwork © Succession Picasso 2017. Photo: Zarko Vijatovicovic

Installation view

Artwork © Succession Picasso 2017. Photo: Zarko Vijatovicovic

Installation view Artwork © Succession Picasso 2017. Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

Installation view

Artwork © Succession Picasso 2017. Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

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Picasso: By the Book will run concurrently with Picasso and Maya: Father and Daughter, in the Paris gallery. Curated by Douglas Flamm, Gagosian’s rare-book specialist, this bookstore will be devoted solely to Picasso. An in-depth selection of significant Picasso publications will be presented, including Christian Zervos’s thirty-three-volume catalogue raisonné published by Cahiers d’Art, which remains the most comprehensive cataloguing of Picasso’s vast oeuvre for specialists and scholars. Other selections include a complete original set of the periodical Minotaure (1933–39), published by Editions Skira, Jean Cocteau’s Picasso de 1916 à 1961 (a special edition with two extra suites of prints), and Picasso’s 1964 illustrated book, Le Carmen des Carmen, which includes three aquatints, one drypoint etching, and a lithograph. Rare monographs and noteworthy catalogues such as those of a 1932 exhibition at Galerie Georges Petite, as well as of Picasso’s last exhibition during his lifetime, in 1973 at the Palais des Papes, Avignon, will be available for sale, alongside contemporaneous art journals in which Picasso published his work, including early issues of Verve and Cahiers d’Art. The Shop will also feature prints and ceramics by Picasso as well as vintage exhibition posters and photographs of the artist by Arnold Newman, Lucien Clergue, and Edward Quinn. The store will be open during gallery hours, Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–7pm. For inquiries about available publications please contact Douglas Flamm at dflamm@gagosian.com.

Picasso: By the Book se tiendra en même temps que Picasso et Maya : père et fille, au 6 rue de Ponthieu. Douglas Flamm, spécialiste en livres anciens chez Gagosian, sera le commissaire de cette librairie entièrement dédiée à Picasso. Une sélection détaillée des publications sur Picasso sera présentée, parmi lesquelles le catalogue raisonné en trente-trois volumes de Christian Zervos publié par Cahiers d’Art, qui reste la meilleure référence de catalogage complet de l’œuvre de Picasso pour les spécialistes et les chercheurs. D’autres sélections comprennent un set original du magazine Minotaure (1933–39), publié par les Editions Skira, Picasso de 1916 à 1961 de Jean Cocteau (une édition spéciale avec deux séries supplémentaires de gravures) et Le Carmen des Carmen, un livre illustré par Picasso datant de 1964 et qui contient trois aquatintes, une gravure à la pointe sèche et une lithographie. Des monographies rares et des catalogues remarquables comme celui de l’exposition à la Galerie Georges Petite en 1932, ainsi que la dernière exposition de Picasso de son vivant, en 1973 au Palais des Papes à Avignon, seront disponibles à l’achat, aux côtés de revues d’art contemporaines dans lesquelles Picasso a publié ses œuvres, notamment des numéros anciens de Verve et Cahiers d’Art. La librairie comprendra également des éditions et des céramiques de Picasso, ainsi que des affiches d’expositions vintages et des photographies d’Arnold Newman, Lucien Clergue et Edward Quinn. La librairie sera ouverte aux mêmes horaires que la galerie, du mardi au samedi, de 11h à 19h. Pour toute demande à propos des publications disponibles, merci de contacter Douglas Flamm à dflamm@gagosian.com.

Black and white image of  Pieter Mulier. Photo: © Paolo Roversi, courtesy Alaïa

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Diana Widmaier-Ruiz-Picasso standing in front of a bookcase

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