OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION CO-PRODUCED BY GERMANY’S MUSEUM LUDWIG AND MUSEO PICASSO MÁLAGA
This is the first time that an exhaustive collection of portraits of Picasso has ever been presented. The pictures were taken by prominent photographers such as Man Ray, Brassaï, Irving Penn, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Richard Avedon, all key names in the history of photography.
The Museum Ludwig owns one of Europe&rsquo";“s most important collections of work by Pablo Picasso. Tomorrow is the official opening of the exhibition it has co-produced alongside Museo Picasso Málaga, Conmigo, yo mismo, yo. Retratos fotográficos de Picasso (MemyselfandI. Photographic Portraits of Picasso). Through the lens of 35 photographers, including Picasso himself, the exhibition MemyselfandI, Photographic Portraits of Picasso, is designed to be seen as a &ldquo”;“collective portrait&rdquo”;" of Picasso, the great artist of the 20th century, built up throughout the history of photography.
Museum Ludwig owns 864 works by Pablo Picasso that range over the Malaga-born artist&rsquo";“s career from 1904 to 1972. They cover all the genres, materials and techniques explored by Picasso and for this reason it is considered to be one of the most important collections in Europe. Museum Ludwig came to be as the result of a generous donation of modern artworks to the city of Cologne in 1976, by one of the world&rsquo”;"s leading art collectors, Peter Ludwig.
The exhibition MemyselfandI is curated by Kerstin Stremmel and will be on display at Museum Ludwig until 15th January, after which it will open at Museo Picasso Málaga on 5th March 2012. This exhibition is part of MPM&rsquo";“s programme Picasso 20 Gazes. Malaga, 20 Years under Picasso&rsquo”;"s Gaze.