Calder and Picasso


New York

39 East 78th Street. New York, NY 10075

Alexander Calder / Constellation with Diabolo. 1943. Wood, wire, and paint. 24 1/4" x 18 1/4" x 16".
© 2016 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  

Pablo Picasso / Femme. June 8, 1946. Oil on plywood. 51 1/8" x 38 1/8".
Zervos XIV-175 © 2016 Succession Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


Press release

Almine Rech Gallery is delighted to announce Calder and Picasso, the inaugural exhibition at its new gallery in New York City, opening on October 27, 2016. Curated by the artists’ esteemed grandsons, Alexander S. C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, this exceptional and intimate exhibition will be the first to explore the creative dialogue between these two modern masters. The exhibition will bring together more than fifty works created between 1912 and 1967, highlighting the shared formal, social and political concerns that informed their varied and seminal creative outputs. All of the works on view, including paintings, sculpture and works on paper, have been drawn from the respective private family collections, many of which have rarely or never before been exhibited in public.

Calder and Picasso is the culmination of more than two years of conversation and collaboration, during which Rower and Ruiz-Picasso explored the myriad preoccupations and practices of their grandfathers, finding dialogues in their work both formally and philosophically. What started as a simple exchange of observations and imagery developed into…


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