Pablo Picasso

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Collector couple opt to sell $43m Picasso trove via London gallery

The works, owned by Pieter and Olga Dreesmann, would usually be consigned to an auction house but instead will be sold by Ward Moretti

The nine top exhibitions of 2023—and one absolute turkey

In 2023 the bar for shows was so high it was hard to choose the best. But which one was a stinker?

Art acquired by the late ‘Ghostbusters’ director Ivan Reitman could fetch more than $60m at Christie’s New York

The collection is led by Pablo Picasso’s Femme endormie (1934) which the auction house estimates will sell for between $25m and $35m

Photo ban lifted on Picasso’s Guernica after 30 years

New museum director hopes to appeal to younger audiences though selfie sticks are still off limits

German Nazi-looted art panel calls for more powers and a new law

The advisory commission said it sees the current framework as “unsatisfactory” and “in need of an urgent overhaul”

Claude Ruiz Picasso, the artist’s son and manager of the Picasso estate, has died

The management of one of the world's most valuable art collections has now been passed to Paloma Ruiz Picasso, the last of Pablo Picasso's four children

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Remembering Françoise Gilot, who showed that being a muse of Pablo Picasso did not preclude being a great artist herself

The French painter and memoirist, who worked in Paris, London and the United States, showed elegance and ferocity in her work and a remarkable versatility as a colourist

Picketing Picasso: strikes threaten to disrupt Museo Picasso Málaga's 20 year anniversary

Staff will stage protests at the museum over a nine-month long labour dispute which will likely delay the opening of 'The Echo of Picasso', a display of the Spanish artist's work, 50 years after his death

Picasso's daughter Paloma appointed administrator of his estate

Paloma Ruiz-Picasso, whose mother Françoise Gilot died in June, takes over from her brother Claude

Musée Picasso president hits back at ahistorical critics as artist's troubling relationship with women comes into focus

Cécile Debray believes a truthful representation of Picasso’s life is “an important fight for everybody”

Françoise Gilot, artist whose prolific career transcended early relationship with Picasso, has died, aged 101

Gilot, whose distinctive figurative paintings span eight decades, infamously dumped the famous Spanish artist

Picasso portrait sells for €3.4m at Van Ham, a house record

The auction house's evening sale on 5 June was the most successful in its history

Picasso—questioned, but not cancelled: we speak to the curators of the Brooklyn Museum show

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'Pablo Picasso, like our audiences, can handle complexity'

Hannah Gadsby's take on the (in)famous artist at the Brooklyn Museum is all about engaging in difficult dialogues, says the museum's director Anne Pasternak

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Picasso show co-curated by comedian and self-confessed ‘hater’ Hannah Gadsby will dig into complexity of artist’s legacy

The Brooklyn Museum exhibition aims to “create a space for these conversations to happen” rather than “cancel” the artist

Unseen Dora Maar works discovered at auction go on show for first time

Trove of drawings, texts, and paintings on paper bought as an anonymous lot by savvy private collectors will be exhibited in the south of France

The Big Review: Picasso Celebration at the Musée National Picasso-Paris ★☆☆☆☆

A baffling show in which Pablo Picasso’s works become accessories for the British designer Paul Smith’s decorations

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Pace gallery to show Picasso’s sketchbooks in New York for 50 year anniversary of artist’s death

Never seen by the public during his lifetime, they include studies for his most famous paintings such as Les Demoiselles d’Avignon

Mysterious Picasso portrait may be the key to Adrienne Fidelin’s place in art history

Fidelin, a Black dancer and model who was Man Ray’s partner and muse for years, is believed to be the subject of a Picasso portrait that has not been shown publicly since 1985

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‘A threat to the country’: Pablo Picasso’s police files scoured for new book about his life as a foreigner in France

A new publication looks at the Spanish artist’s alienating experiences as a young man in Paris, including police harassment and stigmatisation as an anarchist

Munich museum takes down Picasso portrait amid restitution dispute

The painting, Madame Soler, was previously owned by the prominent collector Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in the 1930s

Works from publishing billionaire S.I. Newhouse’s collection could bring more than $144m at Christie's

A previous group of 11 works from Newhouse's collection brought in $216.2m across two Christie's sales in 2019

‘Picasso is relevant to any creative person working today’: British designer Paul Smith to provide art direction for exhibition on the Spanish artist

The show at the Musée National Picasso in Paris will include a jazz soundtrack, Modern masterpieces hung on colourfully designed walls, and Picasso’s Vogue magazine drawings

Jewish collectors’ heirs sue the Guggenheim for return of Blue Period Picasso

The heirs of Karl and Rosi Adler claim “Woman Ironing (La repasseuse)” (1904) was sold under duress by the fleeing couple and are seeking its return—or as much as $200m in compensation

A guide to the dozens of exhibitions worldwide marking the 50th anniversary of Picasso's death

Celebration Picasso 1973-2023, organised by the governments of Spain and France, explores the many sides of the Spanish artist's life and work

Not everyone is celebrating Picasso’s big anniversary—that makes it more exciting

A series of exhibitions marking the 50th anniversary of the Spanish artist's death includes a show curated by comedian and Picasso-hater Hannah Gadsby

Maya Picasso, daughter of artist Pablo and important archivist of her father's legacy, has died, aged 87

Her relationship with her father is the subject of an ongoing exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Paris

Paris gallerists—found guilty of selling Picasso works stolen by handyman—receive suspended jail sentences

Belle et Belle gallery has now been dissolved, closing the chapter on a decade-long criminal investigation