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Picasso - Guitars 1912-1914

On View February 13-June 6, 2011 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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Picasso: Guitars 1912–1914 explores the artist's Guitars series, the art-historic turning point that moved Pablo Picasso from Analytic to Synthetic Cubism in the space of 18 months. This remarkable exhibition brings together many of his guitar drawings, paintings, collages, photographs, one noteworthy cardboard construction and a final, metal sculpture from over 35 public and private collections worldwide. We marvel at them now but, as Picasso said to his friend the art critic André Salmon at the time, "It's nothing. It's el guitare!"

Please see Contributing Writer for Modern Art Beth Gersh-Nesic's lengthy, informative review "The Birth of Synthetic Cubism: Picasso's Guitars" for a in-depth analysis of the Guitars series.

Picasso: Guitars 1912–1914 is on view from February 13 through June 6, 2011 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Pablo Picasso - Violin Hanging on the Wall, 1912-13Violin Hanging on the Wall, 1912-13Pablo Picasso - Bottle, Guitar, and Pipe, Paris, autumn 1912Bottle, Guitar, and Pipe, Paris, autumn 1912Pablo Picasso - Guitar, Paris, December 1912 or laterGuitar, Paris, December 1912 or laterPablo Picasso - Siphon, Glass, Newspaper, and Violin - December 3, 1912, or laterSiphon, Glass, Newspaper, and Violin, December 3, 1912, or later
Pablo Picasso - Bottle, Wineglass, and Newspaper on a Table, Paris, December 4, 1912 or laterBottle, Wineglass, and Newspaper on a Table, December 4, 1912, or laterPablo Picasso - Man with a Hat and a Violin, Paris, December 9, 1912, or laterMan with a Hat and a Violin, December 9, 1912, or laterPablo Picasso - Installation in the artist's studio, Paris, December 9, 1912, or laterInstallation in the artist's studio, Paris, December 9, 1912, or laterPablo Picasso - Photograph of Guitar Construction, 1913Photographic composition with Construction with Guitar Player and Violin, 1913
Pablo Picasso - Head, Céret, spring 1913Head, Céret, spring 1913Pablo Picasso - Guitar, Gas Jet, and Bottle, Paris, early 1913Guitar, Gas Jet, and Bottle, Paris, early 1913Pablo Picasso - Guitar, Céret, March 31, 1913, or laterGuitar, Céret, March 31, 1913, or laterPablo Picasso - Still life with Guitar, assembled before November 15, 1913Still life with Guitar, Variant state, 1913

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