The Art Newspaper – Tate Modern is to devote a major exhibition to a single “pivotal” year in Picasso’s prolific career. Perhaps surprisingly, Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy (8 March-9 September 2018) will be the first solo show dedicated to the artist’s work at the London gallery. With important pieces on loan from museums and private collections, it will also be “one of the most significant shows the gallery has ever staged”, according to a press release.
Sponsored by the accountancy firm Ernst & Young and co-organised with the Musée Picasso Paris, where the show opens on 10 October (until 11 February 2018), Picasso 1932 will bring together more than 100 paintings, sculptures and works on paper. Tracked month by month, they mark an intensely productive and turbulent time in Picasso’s art and life. Torn between an unhappy marriage with the dancer Olga Khokhlova and a passionate affair with the young Marie-Thérèse Walter, the 50-year-old artist worked in a range of different styles. Tate’s exhibition will include his realist portraits of Olga and their son Paulo as well as voluptuous sculptures inspired by his secret mistress. – read more