July 14 — September 08, 2007
“Picasso: A Graphic View” brings together eighty ceramics and works on paper, including thirty etchings from Picasso’s important Vollard series executed in the 1930s. This series from Picasso’s neo-classical period represents some of the most iconic images created by the artist. Ambroise Vollard, who commissioned these remarkable etchings, was the pre-eminent champion and dealer of modern art in Paris at the turn of the twentieth century. In the Vollard Suite, Picasso’s subjects metamorphose into mythical figures–gods and goddesses, centaurs and nymphs. It is an extraordinary sequence in which he explores the ideas of love, lust, the artist as creator and the mistress as muse.