MONACO CELEBRATES PICASSO
From July 12 to September 15, 2013
In the summer of 2013, the Grimaldi Forum created this event by producing the "Monaco Celebrates Picasso" exhibition, a tribute to the world-famous artist on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his death. In order to offer the public an unprecedented look at Picasso's artistic creation, the itinerary is designed around two thematic groups of more than 150 works:
"Picasso Côte d 'Azur, 1920-1946"
This first group, devoted to the close ties that the artist had with the French Riviera, reveals works that were created during summers spent in Antibes, Juan-les-Pins and its surroundings. Picasso stayed there in the 1920s and throughout the 1930s, then again in 1946 when, after the war, he returned to the South of France in search of his sources of inspiration: the Mediterranean light, the sea and the coast.
“Picasso in the Nahmad Collection”
Through this second group, there is an opportunity to highlight an exceptional selection of major works from a private collection that is the only one of its kind in size and quality, built by Ezra and David Nahmad over the past fifty years. 110 Picasso masterpieces, brought together for the first time and presented chronologically, give visitors the opportunity to discover the uniqueness of this collection. The exhibition is jointly curated by Jean-Louis Andral, Director of the Picasso Museum in Antibes, Marilyn McCully, a renowned Picasso specialist, and Michael Raeburn, a writer who has collaborated with McCully to publish numerous works on Pablo Picasso.