Sunday, May 1, 2011 , Posted by LATINO EVENTS Y TESPIS MAGAZINE at 7:03 PM

The exhibition Picasso: Guitars 1912–1914 takes as its point of departure two works given to The Museum of Modern Art by Pablo Picasso in the early 1970s: Guitar, assembled from cardboard, paper, wire, glue, and string in 1912, and a second version made of sheet metal in 1914. Unexpectedly humble in subject and unprecedented in mode of execution, the two Guitar constructions resembled no artwork ever seen before. Within Picasso’s long career they bracket a remarkably brief yet intensely generative period of material and structural experimentation. 
The exhibition brings together some 65 closely related collages, constructions, drawings, paintings, and photographs from over 35 public and private collections worldwide. Several works on loan to the exhibition will be on view for the very first time in the United States, chief among them Violin Hanging on the Wall (1912–13), from the Kunstmuseum Bern, and Guitar, Gas Jet, and Bottle
(1913), from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. 
On view through June 6, 2011. Visita:

Foto: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
Guitar. Paris, after mid-January 1914
Ferrous sheet metal and wire
30 1/2 x 13 3/4 x 7 5/8" (77.5 x 35 x 19.3 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the artist
© 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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