The Year of Picasso

More than 50 Picasso exhibitions are being offered worldwide in 2023, for the 50th anniversary of the master artist’s death at his home in Mougins in the south of France. Christie’s has created a very long list of these, here.

There have been several posts about Picasso on this blog through the years, one of my favourites being the one about his ceramics (see that post here)

Of all the other posts / mentions of Picasso on this blog, I’ve always loved this piece about the artist in studio with Brigitte Bardot best. Read the long version on The Guardian, here.

And in a related topic, consider listening to this podcast – also tied to the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death. It’s about Hugh Eakin’s new book “Picasso’s War: How Modern Art Came to America,” a behind-the-scenes look at the dealers, writers, and curators who helped bring the artist—and Modernism—into the mainstream. (Listen on this youtube link provided by the David Zwirner gallery here. )

NOTE: I do not find Picasso exhibitions in Canada for 2023, possibly because several have taken place in recent years. For example the immersive Quebec City and Vancouver Imagine Picasso shows, the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Painting the Blue Period and the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Picasso in Canada, all of them superb. (But if you know of one, please let me know in the comments or via the Contact the Junkie link at the top of the blog – thanks. )

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