It's 45 years since the death of iconic artist Pablo Picasso and to mark the occasion, London's Tate Modern will stage its first ever solo exhibition of his work in what will be one of the most ambitious shows in the museum's history.
With more than 100 outstanding paintings, sculptures and works on paper—including an unprecedented range of loans from collections around the world—The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy takes visitors on a month-by-month journey through 1932, a time so pivotal in Picasso's life and work that it has been called his 'year of wonders'.
The exhibition promises to strip away common myths to reveal Picasso the man and the artist in his full complexity and richness. Highlights include Girl before a Mirror, a signature painting that rarely leaves New York's Museum of Modern Art, and the legendary The Dream, exhibited in the UK for the first time.
Achim Borchardt-Hume, Director of Exhibitions, Tate Modern, and co-curator of the exhibition, said:
"Picasso famously described painting as 'just another form of keeping a diary'. This exhibition invites you to get close to the artist, to his ways of thinking and working, and to the tribulations of his personal life at a pivotal moment in his career.
"Visitors will be able to walk through twelve months of Picasso’s life and creative decision-making, to see many of his most ground-breaking and best-loved works in a surprising new light."
The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy runs from 8 March – 9 September 2018 at Tate Modern. For more information visit tate.org.uk.