BRISBANE.- An exhibition of Pablo Picasso's personal art collection will be held for the first time outside of Europe, and exclusively in Brisbane, at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) through 14 September.
The exhibition features over 100 works from Picasso's extraordinary collection plus more than 80 important works by the artist himself. A range of documentary photographs also feature.
'Picasso & his collection' includes paintings, drawings and prints by artists such as Chardin, Matisse, Renoir, Cézanne, Rousseau, Miró, Modigliani and Braque, as well as an extraordinary selection of Oceanic and African works.
The exhibition is being generously lent by the musée national Picasso, Paris, and curated by its director Anne Baldassari.
In association with the exhibition, the Australian Cinémathèque will present a curated film program and the Childrens Art Centre will present a major program for children and families.
'Picasso & his collection' will give unique insights into the thinking and visual language of an artist who played the most vital role in the creation of modern art. The range of work Picasso collected over his lifetime reflects a very personal, idiosyncratic collection, and paints in its own way an intimate portrait of Picasso the artist.
Picassos collection was donated by his family to the French state after his death in 1973, and is now held by the musée national Picasso in Paris. An exhibition of Picassos collection has only ever previously been mounted in Paris, Munich and Barcelona.