after 47 years, a show of picasso sculptures

Picasso’s “Bull” will be part of a 2015 MoMA exhibition. Credit The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Picasso’s “Bull” will be part of a 2015 MoMA exhibition. Credit The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Article by Carol Vogel via New York Times, Art & Design, December 11, 2014

When it comes to exploring Picasso, it would seem there is little left for curators to discover, despite his prodigious output. Right now, there are two major gallery exhibitions, at Gagosian and at Pace, as well as a show of Cubist works including Picasso from the Leonard Lauder collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

But what few people realize is that Picasso’s sculpture is still relatively uncharted territory. The last show devoted to it in this country took place in 1967 at the Museum of Modern Art. Back then, Hilton Kramer, writing in The New York Times, said of the MoMA exhibition, “We are seeing for the first time an almost unknown oeuvre by the greatest of living artists.”

Not a lot has changed in 47 years. “The real thrill for us is that we still have so much to learn about,” said Ann Temkin, the chief curator of painting and sculpture at MoMA, who has organized “Picasso’s Sculpture” …

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