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Museo Picasso Malaga announces MEMYSELFANDI Photographic Portraits of Picasso

The Museo Picasso Malaga presents MEMYSELFANDI Photographic Portraits of Picasso, an exhibition on view 05 March – 10 June, 2012.

David Douglas Duncan Picasso with Indian chieftrain head dress given to him by Gary Cooper La Californie, Cannes, 1960 Gelatina, 126 × 90.5 cm © Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Málaga, 2011

Jointly produced by Museo Picasso Málaga and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the exhibition that will be coming to Andalusia provides for the first time and through the lenses of 35 photographers, a “collective portrait” of Picasso that has been built up over the 20th century by the history of photography. Museo Picasso Málaga will bring together an exhaustive collection of portraits of Picasso by major photographers such as Man Ray, Brassaï, Irving Penn, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Richard Avedon, all key names in the history of photography. The portraits on display form what might be described as a “photographic biography”, not so much of the life of the man himself, as of the iconic creation of the modern artist. The bohemian; the creative artist; the head of the family… all these aspects are portrayed, creating an iconographic mosaic for posterity.

The exhibition was shown in Cologne, Germany, from September, 2011 to 15th January, 2012. After coming to the Museo Picasso Málaga, it will travel on to the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, in Hamburg, where it will run from 2nd August to 28th October, 2012. The photographs that have been gathered together for this exhibition belong to various museums, private collections and foundations created by the relatives and heirs of the photographers whose work it comprises.

Museo Picasso Malaga
Palacio de Buenavista
c/ San Agustín, 8
29015 Málaga, España
Tel: (34) 952 127600
Fax: (34) 952 127607
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