'This fall's crop of outstanding museum exhibitions has been accompanied by some equally exceptional publications. Topping my list is the Museum of Modern Art's Picasso Sculpture... Touch down at almost any point, and you'll learn something new' - The New York Times
Published in conjunction with a popular exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1915, Picasso Sculpture is a survey of the artist's innovative and influential work in three dimensions. Over the course of his career, Picasso devoted himself to sculpture, using both traditional and unconventional materials and techniques and kept the majority of his sculptures in his private possession.
Picasso Sculpture presents approximately 150 sculptures—many of them captured in newly commissioned and multi-view photographs—alongside a selection of works on paper and photographs. Organised into chapters that correspond to distinct periods during which Picasso devoted himself to sculpture, the publication features an introduction by the exhibition curators as well as a richly illustrated chronology focusing on the sculptures included in the exhibition. A must have for any art lover.
- Author: Anne Umland, Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art and Ann Temkin, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art
- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Date published: 24 November 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0870709746
- Product Dimensions: 21 x 15 x 2.2 cm
'The works are endlessly surprising, sometimes bracingly and thrillingly ugly, and wittier by far than their complements on canvas or paper. They reset Picasso for a new era: an era whose artists forgot how much he can still teach us' - The Guardian
'Many exhibitions are good, some are great and a very few are tantamount to works of art in their own right — for their clarity, lyricism and accumulative wisdom. The Museum of Modern Art’s staggering Picasso Sculpture is in the third category. Large, ambitious and unavoidably, dizzyingly peripatetic, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event' - The New York Times
'A revelatory witty triumph' - ArtNews
'I came away from the exhibits...convinced that Picasso was more naturally a sculptor than a painter' - The New Yorker
'a game-changer, demonstrating that the artist was equally as innovative in three dimensions as he was two' - Vulture