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Pablo Picasso: Livres d’Artistes

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"Internationally celebrated as a painter and sculptor, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was also an innovative and prolific printmaker, producing more than 2,500 original etchings, aquatints, lithographs, and relief prints during his long career. Among this remarkable graphic oeuvre are hundreds of prints and illustrations designed specifically for collaborative book projects. Picasso produced images for more than one hundred livres d’artistes—deluxe, limited-edition illustrated books—between 1905 and 1972, the year he turned 91 years old. Selected from the MIA’s extensive permanent collection of graphic art, this exhibition showcases more than a dozen of Picasso’s greatest livres d’artistes, with texts ranging from Aristophanes to Tristan Tzara."

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South

May 24 - November 23, 2008