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John Richardson: The Art of Picasso 1927–1973

December 22 at 2:00 and 4:30 p.m.
West Building Lecture Hall

John Richardson (1924–2019) devoted his life to writing the definitive chronicle of Pablo Picasso, a friend since the 1950s. This recent release from Checkerboard Foundation captures the celebrated art historian as he researches the fourth and final volume of his Picasso biography; revisits three ground-breaking exhibitions; and travels from Paris to Barcelona, and to Antibes and the bullfighting ring at Arles. There are many other voices, including Picasso’s muse Françoise Gilot and her son Claude Picasso, all offering personal insights on the artist’s work of his final forty years. (Edgar Howard, Tom Piper, and Muffie Dunn, 2017, 77 minutes)

courtesy Checkerboard Foundation

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