Picasso and Marie-Thérèse

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Diana Widmaier Picasso, art historian and granddaughter of Pablo Picasso and Marie-Thérèse, and Picasso biographer John Richardson, discuss organizing the Gagosian Gallery’s new exhibition, Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’amour fou. It brings together the paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints inspired by one of Picasso’s most ideal models and enduring passions. She became the catalyst for some of his most exceptional work, from groundbreaking paintings to an inspired return to sculpture in the 1930s, yet her true identity remained a secret from even Picasso’s closest friends.

Gagosian Gallery

Pablo Picasso Fille dessinant à l'intérieur, 1935 oil on canvas, 51 1/4 x 76 5/8 inches, (130 x 195 cm) PICAS 1935.0010

Gagosian Gallery

Pablo Picasso Deux femmes enlacées, 1936 Pastel and charcoal on canvas. 25 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches (65 x 54 cm) PICAS 1936.0011

Gagosian Gallery

Pablo Picasso Femme aux mains jointes, Oil and wax crayon on canvas, 32 x 24 inches, (81 x 61 cm) PICAS 1938.0003

Gagosian Gallery

Pablo Picasso Marie-Thérèse avec une Guirlande, 1937 Oil and pencil on canvas, 24 x 18 1/8 inches, (61 x 46 cm) PICAS 1937.0008

Gagosian Gallery

Pablo Picasso Marie-Thérèse Accoudée, 1939 Oil on canvas 25 5/8 x 18 1/8 inches (65 x 46 cm) PICAS 1939.0007

Gagosian Gallery

Pablo Picasso Femme aux cheveux jaunes, 1931 oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 31 7/8 inches, (100 x 81 cm) PICAS 1931.0002

Gagosian Gallery

Pablo Picasso Portrait de Marie-Therese, 1935 pencil on paper, 10 7/8 x 13 1/2 inches, (27.5 x 34.3 cm) PICAS 1935.0011

Gagosian Gallery

Pablo Picasso Tete de Marie-Therese, 1931 gilt bronze, 19 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 10 5/8 inches, (50 x 31 x 27 cm) PICAS 1931.0008


Diana Widmaier Picasso and John Richardson

Comments [3]

adam from nyc

Actually you raised a great question, Leonard, and you should ask Larry the question of what makes his gallery the place where shows lie this can happen, vs museums.

Apr. 19 2011 01:16 PM
ann from nyc

What happened to Marie-Therese?

Apr. 19 2011 12:56 PM
Chloe M

I'd like to learn more about Marie-Thérèse and her relationship with Picasso. Were there any notable books written about their relationship?

Apr. 19 2011 12:42 PM

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