A ‘once in a lifetime’ exhibition is coming to London next year showcasing Picasso’s finest works of art. Entitled ‘Picasso 1932’, the show focuses on the artists ‘year of wonders’: 1932, a prominent year both in his career and love affair with Marie-Thérèse Walter. Career wise, it was a year that he arguably became known as the world’s most influential living artist, producing some of his greatest works and staging his first – as well as self-curated – retrospective. As for his relationship with Walter, she inspired some of his most regarded pieces, such as Le Rêve, sold in 2013 for what was reported to be the highest price a US collector has ever paid for an artwork.
Also featured in the exhibition will be Girl Before a Mirror, portraits of Picasso’s wife and son, surrealist works, drawings of the crucifixion and even pieces of his sculpture work, many of which have never been shown in the UK before.
The exhibition is being staged as a collaboration between the Musée National-Picasso in Paris from the 10th October 2017 to 11th February 2018, and London’s own Tate Modern from the 8th March to 9th September 2018 – the first solo Picasso exhibition to have ever been staged at the venue. A show not to be missed.