Picasso Célébration 1973–2023

Pablo Picasso, Tetê d’homme 1972. Sammlung Anthax Marx, Dauerleihgabe Fondation Beyeler © Succession Picasso/2022, ProLitteris, Zurich

The Fondation Beyeler presents a selection of ten late paintings concerned with images of the artist and his models. These works, created in the last decade of Picasso’s career, attest to the artist’s productivity up to the end of his life.

In these paintings, Picasso explores the (self)-image of the artist, the creative act, and the image of the female body. Contemporary viewers, also raise questions regarding the representation of women in art today.

Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of his death and places 2023 under the sign of the celebration of his work in France, Spain and other countries.

The Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 is initiated by the Musée national Picasso-Paris and Bernard Picasso, the artist’s grandson and president of the FABA and the Picasso Museum in Malaga. It is structured around some fifty exhibitions and events to be held in cultural institutions in Europe and North America.