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Nude Wringing Her Hair, 1952, by Pablo Picasso. Oil on wood panel, 150.5 x 119.4 cm. Private Collection. © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso / ARS, New York

Picasso Davant Degas (Barcelona)

October 15, 2010 - January 16, 2011

Picasso Davant Degas (Picasso Looks at Degas), at the Museu Picasso, explores Picasso’s direct response to Degas’s work through a presentation of more than one hundred works drawn from the rich collections of the co-organizers, along with loans from more than 40 museums and private collections worldwide. Among the works paired in the exhibition are: Picasso’s Nude Wringing her Hair (1952) and Degas’s Combing the Hair (La Coiffure) (c. 1892-1896) and Picasso’s Sebastià Junyer Vidal (1903) and Degas’s In a Café (L’Absinthe) (1875-76). Its American debut, Picasso Looks at Degas, drew record crowds at the Clark in the summer of 2010 and garnered widespread critical notice. Picasso Looks at Degas will be on view until January 16, 2011. Click here for more information about Picasso Looks at Degas.

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Picasso Looks at Degas was organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona.

It is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, and with the special cooperation of Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte.

Curators: Elizabeth Cowling, Professor Emeritus of History of Art at Edinburgh University, and Richard Kendall, the Clark’s Curator at Large. 

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