Picasso Artist’s Books
The first exhibition at the Museum Brandhorst shows its extensive holdings of artist’s books.
ca. 90 minutes
About the exhibition
The first exhibition at the Museum Brandhorst shows its extensive holdings of artist’s books – exhibition designed by Sauerbruch Hutton
From April 9th untill June 13th 2011 the exhibition has taken place in the Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden.
Following its successful opening year, the Museum Brandhorst was staging its first exhibition, “Picasso: Artist’s Books”, thereby making another section of the Brandhorst Collection accessible to the public with an exemplary selection of works.
Picasso was one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century and this is true also for the genre of the artist’s book. Between 1905 and 1973 he designed more than 150 books, the most important of which has been displayed in this exceptional exhibition. With more than 100 works, the Brandhorst Collection is one of the most comprehensive in this field. Some 85 artist’s books by Picasso has been on display. Picasso’s love of experimenting with different printing techniques and artistic means of expression, as well as his close cooperation with authors and publishers, form focal points.