Picasso and Maya: a Father-Daughter Exhibition at Paris’ Gagosian Gallery
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“Le mystère Picasso”, Nice (Studios de la Victorine) 1955 © Succession Picasso 2017 PICASSO ADMINISTRATION Photo by Edward Quinn
The legend Pablo Picasso is known for having had an unbreakable bond with his daughter Maya, and for the very first time, an exhibition in Paris is shedding light on this special father-daughter relationship. Maya has been his muse and his source of inspiration and played an indispensable role in her father’s creative process throughout the years. So if you’re in Paris or planning to go there soon, don’t miss the Gagosian Gallery to discover pieces and never before seen archives which tell the story of a family like no other.

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Pablo Picasso and Maya, Clinique du Belvédère, Boulogne-Billancourt, September 6th, 1935 (left)




Pablo Picasso, Maya and the dog Riki, Boulevard Henri IV, Paris, August 1944 (right) 



The one ho has curated the exhibition is no other than Maya’s daughter herself, Diana Widmaier Picasso, who has designed this expo in memory to her loving parents. This fall, the Gagosian Gallery in Paris will host the Picasso et Maya: Père et Fille (Picasso and Maya: Father and Daughter) which explores the relationship between the painter and his daugher, born in 1935.

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Edward QUINN Picasso with his children Maya, Claude and Paloma at the beach. Golfe-Juan, 1953 Photo by Edward Quinn © edwardquinn.com

From her very birth until her adult years, Maya has been a continuous inspiration and muse for her father, Pablo Picasso, who would constantly draw, paint and photograph her from different perspectives and angles. From the portraits, to the photo albums, sculptures, videos, and unpublished letters, the exhibition is a proof of pure love. ablo Picasso, Maya à la poupée dans les cheveux, 1943, Pencil on paper, pin, fabric and ribbon, 37 x 31 cm

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Pablo Picasso, Maya à la poupée dans les cheveux, 1943, Pencil on paper, pin, fabric and ribbon, 37 x 31 cm (left)


Pablo Picasso, Portrait de Maya de profil, 1943, Graphite and crayon on vellum12 1/4 x 14 5/8 inches31 x 37 cm (right)



Pablo, Maya, Jacqueline and daughter Catherine 

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Pablo Picasso, Maya, Jacqueline and her daughter Catherine, Villa La Californie, Cannes, 1955 © Succession Picasso 2017 © Mark Shaw / mptvimages.com




Pablo Picasso, Femme au béret rouge à pompon, 1937Oil on canvas 25 9/16 x 18 1/8 inches65 x 46 cm (left)




Pablo Picasso, Maya au tablier, 1938, Oil on canvas 28 9/16 x 20 1/2 inches72.5 x 52 cm (right)



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Edward QUINN At one moment during the corrida Picasso’s three children all put their hands on their father’s head. On the right is Jean Cocteau. Vallauris 1955 Photo by Edward Quinn © edwardquinn.com © Succession Picasso 2017

You can visit Picasso and Maya: Père et Fille, until December 22, 2017, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, 4 rue de Ponthieu, 75008.

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