Pablo Picasso: Mosqueteros at Gagosian Gallery
Reason #316 to love New York? Our gallery shows can be the envy of other city’s big museum exhibitions. Witness the massive, stunning Picasso: Mosqueteros, currently drawing critical raves and big crowds to the elegant Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea.
Featuring nearly 100 works–including 50 paintings–created from around 1962 to 1972, this spectacular show puts to rest once and for all the myth that Picasso’s genius had faded late in life; that he stopped caring, and we stopped caring.
Not even close.
Here are the 20th-century’s greatest art star’s big-headed, curly-maned musketeers and his fat, grappling, desperate lovers; his almost toddler-ish swordsmen, all squat limbs and big eyes; his matadors and artists and fops and nudes. And the etchings rival the paintings, in interest and delight. This is a spectacular exhibition, not to be missed. The New York Times calls it “one of the best shows to be seen in New York since the turn of the century.”
Picasso: Mosqueteros runs through June 6 at Gagosian, located at 522 West 21st Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. The Gallery is open from Monday through Saturday, 10:00 until 6:00. Admission is free. There was a long line to get in on a recent, sunny Saturday afternoon, but it moved quickly, and because Gagosian is so airy and spacious, it didn’t feel mobbed inside.
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