22 September 2006 - 7 January 2007
Roberto Otero
Pablo Picasso standing in front of the painting “Couple” (1970)

No one had a more enduring influence on 20th century art than Pablo Picasso.


Picasso’s late work is distinct from his previous stylistic periods and moods. These works are marked by a dialectic between painting and drawing: "Wild" and intensely sensual paintings executed with masterly speed contrast with meticulously precise and detailed drawings.


The stimulating dialogue between the paintings and the graphic works reveals the greatest artist of the 20th century in a race against time. Some 60 lenders lent nearly 200 works for the exhibition, ranging from paintings and sculptures to prints and drawings. They document Picasso’s working methods in his later years and the unique stylistic hallmarks of this period.


The exhibition was curated by Werner Spies, a former director of the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the leading Picasso expert of our day.