Picasso: sculptures and tributes on show in New York and Paris

In two exhibits two prestigious art institutions one on each side of the Atlantic, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Grand Palais in Paris, are paying tribute to Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
While the exhibit in New York focuses on his sculptures, the Paris show will juxtapose his works with those of the artists he influenced.
The museum is focusing on 140 of the master’s three-dimensional works created between 1902 and 1964. This is the most significant exhibit of Picasso’s works in the United States in over half a century.
Though his sculpture work was often neglected because it wasn’t the artist’s primary discipline, MoMA stresses that these creations did have a profound influence on the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum also reminds visitors that his sculptures held great personal importance for the painter. Produced in bursts, Picasso kept them his entire life, living among them as if they were members of his family.
In this exhibit, each sculpture or group of sculptures represents a chapter in the artist’s life, each chapter unique based on new tools used, materials and processes as well as new muses or collaborators.
The exhibit will also contain a section dedicated to portraits made in the 1930s, considered to be the seminal works by the painter of “Guernica” and his creations dating from his time as a young artist in Avignon, France. 

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