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Picasso
masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris

This summer see the greatest Picasso exhibition ever to come to Australia.

Some 150 paintings, drawings and sculptures will fill most of the ground floor of the Art Gallery of NSW. These are ‘Picasso’s Picassos’, personal and revealing works that he kept to shape his own legacy.

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.

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. Read more


The exhibition is co-organised by the Musée National Picasso, Paris, the Art Gallery of NSW and Art Exhibitions Australia. It is part of the Sydney International Art Series.

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IMAGES Above and what’s on: Pablo Picasso Deux femmes courant sur la plage (La course) (Two women running on the beach (The race)) 1922, gouache on plywood, 32.5 × 41.1 cm, Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP78 © Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux/ Jean-Gilles Berizzi. Above and home page: Pablo Picasso La lecture (The reader) 1932, oil on canvas, 162 × 130 cm, Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP137 © Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux/René-Gabriel Ojeda; Portrait de Dora Maar (Portrait of Dora Marr) 1937, oil on canvas, 92 × 65 cm, Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP158 © Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Jean-Gilles Berizzi. Pablo Picasso photo by Gjon Mili/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images. Above: Pablo Picasso Le baiser (The kiss) 1969, oil on canvas, 97 × 130 cm, Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP220 © Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Jean-Gilles Berizzi. All artworks © Succession Picasso, 2011/licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Musée National Picasso, Paris.

12 Nov 2011 – 25 Mar 2012

Exhibition now closed
Entry was by timed ticket.
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$25 adult
$15 member
$18 concession
$65 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
Other packages available.
Transaction fees apply.

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Location:
20th & 21st c Australian art

Picasso till midnight 17 and 24 March