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Picasso and the artist’s books

The work and the interest of Pablo Picasso for the publishing world is a field which is not explored much and one which brings up numerous surprises, both in the field of current publishing, and more especially in that of bibliophiles. It is in this field, obviously, where we find the most personal projects. Inside the catalogue raisonné of books illustrated by Picasso: Brigitte Baer, Picasso, peintre graveur: vol. 3. Berna, Kornfeld, 1986 (more…)

The new Guide to the Collection of the Museu Picasso

With more than 50 years of history, the Museu Picasso is still a museum to be discovered.  This is so because, despite the fact that most of the works in the collection have belonged to it for some time, the views of the conservators and researchers, and of the visitors themselves, manage to renew in a permanent way the knowledge on them and the perception that they can have. (more…)

Desire caught by the tail by Picasso in the Reading Club

For our first session of the Reading Club 2014 we counted on the presence of Emili Manzano with whom we spoke about Desire caught by the tail, a play written by Picasso himself in 1941 and famously represented in 1944. We say famously because the representation in itself (in the home of Michel and Louise Leiris and interpreted by Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Raymond Queneau, Dora Maar and Albert Camus in front of Jacques Lacan, Henri Michaux, Georges Bataille and Claude Simon among other names from the Parisian intelligentsia of the time) was conceived from the first moment as an ...

My father’s family and the construction of the city in the Reading Club

One of the most habitual ways of thinking about a work or about an author is to link them to their surroundings, something which often ends up being a reflection about the city in which these works were produced.  It’s not a triviality, modern art has shown itself to be inseparable from the fate of its cities, be it Paris, or New York, or….  But, what are we saying when we say city?  Are we merely referring to an organisation of spaces and areas? Or, rather, are we pointing towards a secret emotional mapping? To what extent is a city ...