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9.5 x 11.5 in.
Illustrations: 140 colour
Editor(s): Katharina Beisiegel, Art Centre Basel
Contributors: Katharina Beisiegel, Cécile Godefroy, Laurence Madeline, Catherine Soussloff, Vérane Tasseau, Gertje Utley, Diana Widmaier Picasso
Known for his enormous contribution to the canon of Western art in the 20th century, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso (1881–1973) is one of the masters of Modernism. Taking a fresh approach to the artist’s oeuvre, Picasso: The Artist and His Muses examines the impact of the six women who were inspirational to his artistic development: Fernande Olivier, Olga Khokhlova, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Roque. The publication features six texts by leading art writers and reproduces career-spanning works that illuminate the lives, personalities and creative pursuits of these women, who were all principal figures in Picasso’s personal life and strongly influenced his career.
Co-published by Art Centre Basel, Black Dog Publishing and the Vancouver Art Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition Picasso: The Artist and His Muses, created by Art Centre Basel and produced in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery and presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery from June 11 to October 2, 2016.