Picasso works featured at SAM exhibit

  • Thu Mar 4th, 2010 2:07pm
  • Life

Pablo Picasso is coming to Seattle. The Seattle Art Museum presents a landmark exhibition of the work of the father of cubism.

The exhibition will feature 150 original pieces encompassing virtually every phase of the artist’s legendary career, including his Blue and Rose periods.

“Picasso: Masterpieces From the Musee National Picasso, Paris” will present iconic works drawn from the collection of Paris’ national Picasso museum, the world’s largest and most important repository of the artist’s work.

“This will be the Northwest’s first major presentation of Pablo Picasso’s work,” said Derrick Cartwright, a director at SAM. “As such, it represents a once-in-a-lifetime chance for a large public to view these important objects in Seattle.”

The Musee Picasso’s holdings stand apart from any other collections of Picasso’s work because they represent the artist’s personal collection.

Every major period from Picasso’s prolific output over eight decades will be represented by iconic works, including the Blue Period’s “La Celestina,” the Rose Period’s “The Two Brothers,” the African art-inspired “Three Figures Under a Tree,” the “Cubist Man With a Guitar” and “Two Women Running on the Beach.”

“Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris” opens Oct. 8 at the Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle. The exhibit will run through Jan. 9. For more information go to www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; goffredo@heraldnet.com.