“Los Picassos De Picasso En Mexico”

Museo Tamayo

This show looked at Picasso from the exciting perspective of the artist’s personal collection of his own work. Presumably Picasso retained the works for his own enjoyment and use; no doubt many of them held special significance for him, as turning points in different directions, treatments of favorite subjects, or sentimental icons. The majority of the 175 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints came from the Musée Picasso in Paris, and were filled out with some additional examples from private collections, including those of the Picasso heirs. The selection, made by William S. Lieberman, the chairman of the 20th century-art department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, surveyed Picasso’s development from 1895 to 1970. Top-notch examples, including both familiar and rarely seen items, encouraged fresh speculation on certain aspects of Picasso’s complex pictorial psyche.


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