Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Art Gallery of Ontario
Officially opened on May 1st, 2012, AGO’s highly anticipated Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris is an ambitious exhibition that features a careful and comprehensive selection of masterworks by the most inventive and influential artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso.
From left to right: Anne Baldassari, chairman and chief curator of collections of the Musée National Picasso, Paris, Gilles Ouellette, president and CEO, Private Client Group, BMO Financial Group, and Matthew Teitelbaum, AGO director and CEO.
“It’s an odyssey through the life and imagination of a single artist,” says Matthew Teitelbaum, the AGO’s Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO.
Chronologically arranged with over 150 works – including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings – the exhibition is an exciting opportunity for the audience to retrace the creative process of this modern master from the beginning to the end of his long prolific career.
A dialogue about Picasso and his radical career began at the AGO with Picasso and Man in 1964. “Now, the conversation continues with Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris, an exhibition presenting a magnificent collection of the artist’s work, giving Toronto audiences a true understanding of the artist’s inventive and transformative legacy,” says Anne Anne Baldassari, chairman and chief curator of collections of the Musée National Picasso, Paris.
The exhibition is on view at the AGO from May 1st through August 26th, 2012.
Text: Michelle Lun
Photo: Mauricio Contreras-Paredes