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Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris

More than 150 important paintings, sculptures and drawings created by Pablo Picasso, which have come from the artist's personal collection.

Left: 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 Right: Pablo Picasso Le baiser (The kiss) 1969, oil on canvas, 97 × 130 cm, Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP220 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Jean-Gilles Berizzi © Musée National Picasso, Paris

The Art Gallery of New South Wales will host the most significant exhibition of Picasso’s art ever held in Australia. More than 150 important paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings created by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) have come from the artist’s personal collection – works he was determined never to relinquish.

Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris is the most ambitious exhibition ever undertaken by the Gallery. Jointly organised by Musée National Picasso, the Art Gallery of NSW and Art Exhibitions Australia (AEA), the exhibition is part of the Sydney International Arts Series, bringing the world’s outstanding exhibitions to Australia.

The exhibition was conceived, curated and mounted by Anne Baldassari, general commissioner and president of the Musée National Picasso and one of the world’s leading experts on the artist’s work. The international tour was initiated and created by the Musée National Picasso, the largest and most significant repository of the artist’s work in the world. Since 2008 works have travelled to cities including Madrid, Tokyo, Moscow, Seattle and San Francisco. This unprecedented opportunity to bring this exhibition to Sydney is possible because the Musée is closed for renovations.

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On view
12 Nov 2011 – 25 Mar 2012
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney

Admission

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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Media contact

Susanne Briggs
Tel +61 2 9225 1791
Mob 0412 268 320
susanne.briggs@ag.nsw.gov.au

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