Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’amour fou Notecard Set
This notecard set was produced on the occasion of the exhibition Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’amour fou at Gagosian, West 21st Street, New York, curated by John Richardson and Diana Widmaier-Picasso. It includes ten blank folded notecards and envelopes, in a jacket case. The cards feature paintings by Picasso, inspired by Marie-Thérèse Walter.
Picasso met Marie-Thérèse, who was then just shy of eighteen years old, on a street in Paris in 1927. She would later become his lover and one of modern art’s most famous muses. More than any other woman that Picasso desired and painted, Marie-Thérèse, with her statuesque body and strong, pure profile, fueled his imagination with a luminous dream of youth.