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A Foreigner Called Picasso: Volume 1

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This book was published on the occasion of A Foreigner Called Picasso at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York. Curated by Annie Cohen-Solal and Vérane Tasseau, the exhibition was organized in association with the Musée national Picasso–Paris and the Palais de la Porte Dorée–Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris. Spanning the entirety of Pablo Picasso’s career in France from 1900 through 1973, A Foreigner Called Picasso reframes our perception of Picasso with a focus on his status as a permanent foreigner in France.

This volume fully illustrates the more than eighty-five artworks in the exhibition with plates and installation photographs, organized chronologically into seven sections: “Prelude”; “1900–1906: ‘Anarchist under Surveillance’ in the Labyrinth of Paris”; “1906–1919: Leader of the Avant-Garde”; “1919–1939: Mercurial Artist under Siege”; “1940–1944: ‘France for the French!’”; “1944–1955: The Communist Party as a ‘Homeland’”; and “1955–1973: Head of a Mediterranean Tribe in His Kingdom.” It includes an introduction by Larry Gagosian; a conversation between Cohen-Solal, Cécile Debray, director of Musée national Picasso–Paris, and Constance Rivière, director of the Palais de la Porte Dorée; and a text by Paloma Picasso. The catalogue concludes with an homage to Claude Picasso (1947–2023), featuring a remembrance by Larry Gagosian.

This publication is the first volume of a planned two-volume boxed set, with the second volume to include essays by the curators and contributions from leading international scholars—including Picasso experts, social scientists, and intellectuals at large—to further explore the important new perspectives opened up by this exhibition.

Publisher: Gagosian

Publication date: 2024

Contributors: Annie Cohen-Solal, Cécile Debray, Larry Gagosian, Paloma Picasso, Constance Rivière

Designer: Peter Willberg

Printer: Pureprint Group, Uckfield, England

Format: Cloth hardcover in dust jacket

Dimensions: 9 3/8 × 12 1/4 inches (23.7 × 31 cm)

Pages: 236

Language: English

ISBN: 978-1-951449-67-4


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