Gagosian is having yet another show of Picasso’s art coming up next month. Here’s one from December 2010.
The one next month is called L’amour Fou Picasso. I have yet to know what will be in it. The two books Gagosian published on Los Mosqueteros and Picasso’s Mediterranean Years are beauties. I wonder if he has more in the works. That’s why so many of these guys are such a mixed bag….At Gagosian one goes from the sublime Picasso to the ridiculous Koons.
Picasso almost never fails to rejuvenate my interest in visual form and energy. I just got yet another book in trade and this one is a monumental dooze. Each page spread has 8 or nine images and they go on for almost 500 pages. I can’t believe how many of them I’ve never seen, on top of the fact of their high quality. It’s actually the single book on Picasso I’d recommend if I were only allowed to recommend a single book. Picasso: from the ballets to drama 1917-1926, Könemann
What is really astonishing for so many of us who grew up looking at Picasso, just how unknown the overall body of work is in its massive achievement. This is the time of Picasso.
Hold onto your seatbelts. In Picasso’s lifetime the total number of works that Pablo Picasso created is over a quarter of a million! Now no wonder we can keep being hit by surprise upon surprise of works we’d never seen
Turner made 19 to 21,000 by various accounts and I thought that figure was unbelievable.