Major Picasso Exhibit — San Francisco’s de Young Museum

June 27, 2011

Museums, SC Guide

A major coup by San Francisco’s  de Young Museum has resulted in the

Two Women Running on the Beach.

extraordinary exhibition of Picasso masterpieces directly from the Musee National Picasso in Paris.  The exhibit encompasses many of the most important art movements of the 20th century which Picasso was a part of including Expressionism, Cubism, Classicism and Surrealism.

Pablo Picasso’s vastly eclectic body of work was drawn from many sources,   constantly evolving for more than 60 years.  His enormous talent resulted in a plethora of ideas which translated into some of the greatest art of the 20th century.

The exhibit of more than 150 masterpieces includes: Celestina (1904) from the Blue Period; Two Brothers (1906) from the Rose Period; Expressionistic studies for Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907); the Cubist Man with a Guitar (1911), the Neoclassical Portrait of Olga (1917). the artist’s wife;  the Surrealist Two Women Running on a Beach (1922); several Surrealist bronze heads of the artist’s mistress. Marie-Therese Walter; the Head of a Bull (1942) fabricated from a bicycle seat and handlebars; the bronze Goat (1959); the six life-size bronze Bathers (1956); and the late self-portrait The Matador (1970).   He died in 1973.

This extraordinary, once in a lifetime exhibition of  Picasso masterpieces was made possible due to the temporary closure of the Musee Picasso in Paris for extensive renovations.  On view June 11-October 9, 2011 at the de Young museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California.   For ticket information go to

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