Picasso Scholar and Art World Luminary
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6–8:30pm
The Players, New York
As a scholarly tribute to the late art historian and Picasso biographer John Richardson, art historian and curator Diana Widmaier Picasso; Pepe Karmel, associate professor at New York University; and Ross Finocchio, editorial assistant to Richardson, will each discuss the art world giant’s extraordinary life and myriad accomplishments. After the talks, Delphine Huisinga, Richardson’s researcher for volume 4 of his A Life of Picasso, and Michael Cary, director of research at Gagosian, will join the speakers for a conversation and question-and-answer session.
The event is organized by the International Foundation for Art Research. Richardson was a member of IFAR’s board of directors and art advisory council from 1981 until his passing in 2019. To attend the event, purchase tickets at www.ifar.org.
Picasso and John Richardson, Vauvenargues, France, 1959. Photo: Jacqueline Picasso, courtesy John Richardson Archive
Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now
In partnership with English Heritage
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London
Gagosian director and art historian Richard Calvocoressi will lead a tour of the exhibition Visions of the Self: Rembrandt and Now at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London. Calvocoressi will take a look at postwar and contemporary masters of self-representation, anchoring the conversation to an important Rembrandt masterpiece included in the exhibition, Self-Portrait with Two Circles (c. 1665). The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, contact email@example.com.
Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait with Two Circles, c. 1665, English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood, London). Photo: Historic England Photo Library
2017 Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala Auction
Live auction: July 26
Online preview: July 27–August 9
Online bidding: August 10–23
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to protecting the world’s last wild places. Since 2008 it has supported over 200 environmental projects across all five oceans and in over fifty countries. This auction helps make it possible for the Foundation to continue supporting pioneering individuals and organizations on the front lines of environmental conservation and climate advocacy, and will feature donated artworks by Urs Fischer, Frank Gehry, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Jeff Koons, Pablo Picasso, Sterling Ruby, Ed Ruscha, Rudolf Stingel, Lawrence Weiner, and Jonas Wood.
Thomas Houseago, Rainbow I (Psychedelic), 2017
The new Gagosian Quarterly offers unprecedented behind-the-art access, and insightful editorials by leading art world professionals. The Spring 2017 launch issue features a cover by Rudolf Stingel, along with articles on Pablo Picasso, Jeff Koons, Cy Twombly, and Taryn Simon. Highlights include conversations with Katy Siegel and Christopher Wool, Nicolas Berggruen, Katharina Grosse, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel and Bret Easton Ellis, among others. http://gagosianquarterly.com
Cover by Rudolf Stingel
Picasso Takeover Walkthrough
With Diana Widmaier-Picasso and Douglas Flamm
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 4:30–6pm
Gagosian Shop, Madison Avenue
Gagosian Shop, 976 Madison Avenue, New York
Gagosian App for iPad
Gagosian announces the release of issue 2 of the Gagosian App for iPad on September 22, 2011. Artists featured in this issue include Cecily Brown, John Chamberlain, Douglas Gordon, Arshile Gorky, Joel Morrison, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Peyton, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Mark Tansey, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol.
In issue 2 experience Douglas Gordon’s film k.364 (2010)through a dual-channel 3-D room, explore the world of Robert Therrien as he transforms elements from everyday life into works of art that evoke mythic archetypes, and trace the evolution of economics over time through key figures identified in Mark Tansey’s EC 101 (2009), viewing fine-grained detail in high resolution with gigapixel zoom and artwork rotator. We also introduce the issue manager, which allows users to store and browse multiple issues at once.
Gagosian App for iPad
Gagosian announces the launch of a free iPad app, designed by award-winning firm RadicalMedia, which offers unprecedented access and takes users on an in-depth journey with Gagosian’s artists and exhibitions, presented through visually stunning, richly informative and innovative features on June 12, 2011.
Artists featured in this issue include Richard Avedon, Cecily Brown, John Chamberlain, John Currin, Vera Lutter, Kazimir Malevich, Elizabeth Peyton, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, and Rudolf Stingel.
Closing this Week
Picasso and Antiquity
Line and Clay
Through October 20, 2019
Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
Picasso and Antiquity: Line and Clay includes rare drawings, engravings, and pottery by Pablo Picasso, depicting marine creatures, animals, human figures, and mythological scenes.
Pablo Picasso, Colombe, 1954, Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Madrid © Succession Picasso 2019. Photo: © FABA Marc Domage
Crystals in Art
Ancient to Today
Through January 6, 2020
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
Crystals in Art explores the connections between crystals and art throughout the world, spanning history and geography. The exhibition includes a selection of works and specimens from ancient Egypt up to the present day and addresses broader recurring themes in the history of crystals such as science and religion, art and medicine, aesthetic beauty and transformation, and more. Work by Chris Burden, Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol is included.
Chris Burden, 1/4 Carat Diamond 1/4 Carat Cubic Zirconium Magnified 25 Times, #3, 2007 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
De la Renaissance à nos jours
Through October 27, 2019
Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Fondation de l’Hermitage is exploring the use of the shadow in Western iconography. The exhibition features an entirely new selection of nearly 140 artworks, representing a diverse range of artistic forms, from painting to installation, sculpture, prints, drawings, cutouts, photography, and video. Work by Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol is included.
Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1966 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Préhistoire, une énigme moderne
May 8–September 16, 2019
Centre Pompidou, Paris
This exhibition examines the link between prehistory and modern and contemporary art. It reveals that some of the most important artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been haunted by the question, What is prehistory? Work by Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Giuseppe Penone, and Pablo Picasso is included.
Yves Klein, Anthropométrie (ANT 84), 1960 © Succession Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris 2019. Photo: Muriel Anssens/Ville de Nice
Inspired by Rembrandt
100 jaar verzamelen door het Rembrandthuis
June 7–September 1, 2019
Museum het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
To mark one hundred years of its collection, Museum het Rembrandthuis celebrates the famous artist with a special program in his own house. This exhibition features works from the museum’s collection by Rembrandt as well as by contemporary artists who were inspired by him. Work by Glenn Brown and Pablo Picasso is included.
Glenn Brown, Half-Life (after Rembrandt) 6, 2016 © Glenn Brown. Photo: courtesy Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam
Pablo Picasso in
La Collection Courtauld: Le parti de l’impressionnisme
February 20–June 17, 2019
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
The exhibition presents more than 110 works from the collection of the British entrepreneur and art patron Samuel Courtauld, none of which have been shown in Paris in sixty years. Work by Pablo Picasso is included.
Pablo Picasso, Femme assise, c. 1923, Courtauld Gallery, London © Succession Picasso 2019
Der Junge Picasso
Blaue und Rosa Periode
February 3–June 16, 2019
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
Dedicated to early paintings and sculptures by Pablo Picasso, made during his Blue and Rose periods, 1900–06, this is the most comprehensive exhibition ever presented in Europe of this critical span of the artist’s career. This exhibition has traveled from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
Pablo Picasso, Arlequin accoudé, 1901 © Succession Picasso/ProLitteris, Zürich 2019
Peindre la nuit
October 13, 2018–April 15, 2019
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
This exhibition explores the night in modern and contemporary painting, music, literature, photography, and video. With a focus on the perception of night rather than its iconography, the exhibition intends to be a nocturnal experience. Work by Francis Bacon, Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, and Ed Ruscha is included.
Helen Frankenthaler, Star Gazing, 1989, collection of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Pablo Picasso in
October 17, 2018–February 25, 2019
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Le cubisme takes a fresh look at Cubism with some three hundred artworks and documents. The exhibition is presented chronologically in fourteen sections and highlights Cubism’s momentous, multifaceted development, going back to Primitivism and non-Western sources. Work by Pablo Picasso is included.
Pablo Picasso, L’Aficionado, 1912 © Succession Picasso 2018. Photo © Kunstmuseum Basel, Martin P. Bühler
Humans and Other Animals
October 13, 2018–February 24, 2019
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
Elisabeth Frink: Humans and Other Animals reappraises the work of an important British sculptor in the largest exhibition since her death in 1993. The show provides new perspectives on the key themes found in her oeuvre, juxtaposing and connecting her work with ancient art and with works by contemporary artists and other modern masters. Work by Douglas Gordon and Pablo Picasso is included.
Douglas Gordon, Looking down with his black, black, ee, 2008 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
October 24, 2018–February 3, 2019
Galleria Borghese, Rome
Pablo Picasso, Testa femminile, 1931 © Succession Picasso/SIAE 2019. Photo: Claude Germain
El sur de Picasso
October 9, 2018–February 3, 2019
Museo Picasso Málaga, Spain
This ambitious exhibition provides a synthesis of Spanish art history by displaying works by Pablo Picasso alongside valuable archaeological artifacts and paintings by masters such as Velázquez, Murillo, and Goya. The show moves from Iberian art through classical antiquity and the Baroque, and ends with the modern art of Picasso. The exhibition is part of the international Picasso-Méditerranée project, led by Musée national Picasso-Paris.
Pablo Picasso, Cabeza de mujer, 1907 © Succession Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2019