Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Vernissages NYC | "Picasso and Françoise Gilot: Paris-Vallauris 1943-1953"

"Picasso and Françoise Gilot: Paris-Vallauris 1943-1953" opened tonight at Gagosian Gallery Madison Avenue, the fourth major exhibition in an ongoing series on the life and work of Pablo Picasso, after "Picasso: Mosqueteros" (2009), "Picasso: The Mediterranean Years" (2010), and "Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L'amour fou" (2011). 

The exhibition, result of a collaboration between Gilot (1921-) and John Richardson biographer of Picasso (1881-1973 , is " a visual and conceptual dialogue between the art of Picasso and the art of Françoise Gilot, his young muse and lover during the period 1943-53. The "Picasso and Françoise Gilot" celebrates the full breadth and energy of Picasso's innovations during these post-war years, as well as presenting Gilot's paintings alongside his marvellously innovative depictions of her and their family life."

In spite of the crowd attending the opening, reminiscent of "The Bonfire of Vanities" I truly enjoyed the exhibition, beautifully curated and installed. Sorry no photos were allowed, just a snapshot from the lobby and my usual walking map.