At the exhibitions in Paris and London, will be Pablo Picasso’s three acts painted in 1932 within a few days, but which have not been shown together for almost a hundred years. “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust,” ”Nude in a Black Armchair” and “The Mirror” depict the artist’s lover Marie-Therese Walter. The paintings are held in private collections but are being loaned for an exhibit focusing on Picasso’s work during a single year, 1932. They haven’t been displayed together since Picasso’s exhibitions in Paris and Zurich that year.
Announcing details of the show, Tate Modern said that 1932 is now seen as the artist’s “year of wonders,” confirming him as a 20th century master who absorbed and transcended styles including Cubism and surrealism.
The curator Achim Borchardt-Hume said that at the time people were asking: “Is he still valid or is he over?”
The exhibition “Picasso 1932 — Love, Fame, Tragedy” will be staged at the Picasso Museum in Paris from October 10 to February 11, and at the Tate Modern Museum in London from March 8 to September 9, 2018.
The painting “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” were sold for $106.5 million at an auction in New York in May 2010, and then was the most expensive artwork which was sold at some public auction.