June 30- September 16, 2023
Cristea Roberts Gallery
In person viewing:
43 Pall Mall London SW1Y 5JG
6 – 8pm, Thursday 29 June 2023
Portraiture in Print brings together five of the most innovative, committed, and indeed greatest graphic artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first century.
The exhibition is centered around eight ground-breaking prints by Pablo Picasso that depict his most enduring muse, Françoise Gilot, who recently passed away. Picasso pays homage to her beauty through a series of portraits that trace the development of their relationship which lasted over ten years.
The exhibition will also feature rare, early studies by Josef Albers and prints in a variety of media by Richard Hamilton, who embraced many time-honoured printing methods as well as inventing a few of his own. More recent works include portrait etchings by Georg Baselitz depicting other artists and a group of intense self-portraits by Jim Dine.
Portraiture in Print coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of Picasso’s death and the reopening of the National Portrait Gallery in London, and their Portrait Mode campaign.
The exhibition will be closed from 5 – 31 August, reopening in September 2023.