Picasso Sculpture by Luise Mahler

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Published in conjunction with the first large-scale retrospective of Picasso's sculpture in the US since The Museum of Modern Art's historic show of 1967, Picasso Sculpture is a sweeping survey of the artist's profoundly innovative and influential work in three dimensions.
Over the course of his long career, Picasso devoted himself to sculpture wholeheartedly, if episodically, using both traditional and unconventional materials and techniques. Unlike painting, in which he was formally trained and through which he made his living, sculpture occupied a uniquely personal and experimental status in Picasso's oeuvre. He kept the majority of his sculptures in his private possession during his lifetime, and it was only in the late 1960s that the public became fully aware of this side of his oeuvre.
Picasso Sculpture presents approximately 150 sculptures--many of them captured in newly commissioned and sometimes multi-view photographs--alongside a selection of works on paper and photographs. Organized into chapters that correspond to distinct periods during which Picasso devoted himself to sculpture, the publication features an introduction by the exhibition curators as well as a richly illustrated documentary chronology focusing on the sculptures included in the exhibition. A comprehensive bibliography and list of historic exhibitions related to Picasso's work in sculpture closes the volume, advancing the understanding of Picasso's practice and lifelong commitment to constant reinvention.
 

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Ann Temkin is the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of 20th Century Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
 
Published November 24, 2015 by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. 352 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography.

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Throughout his career Pablo Picasso worked prolifically in producing three- as well as two-dimensional art. While his drawings, paintings, and prints have attracted more scholarly attention (and higher auction prices) than his sculptures, his developments in the latter have influenced other artis...

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