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Picasso Museum Will Show Work by Former Partner Françoise Gilot

Picasso Museum Will Show Work by Former Partner Françoise Gilot

[ad_1] As part of the reinstallation of its permanent collection, the Picasso Museum in Paris will now include a gallery dedicated to the work of Françoise Gilot, highlighting how the late artist was much more than Picasso’s former partner. In a statement, Picasso Museum president Cécile Debray said Gilot, who died in 2023 at age 101, was finally “being given her rightful place as an artist.” The Picasso Museum’s new installation of the Hôtel Salé will look at several decades of Gilot’s artistic career, including “her close association with the Réalités nouvelles group to the great totemic compositions of the ’emblematic paintings’ of the 1980s,” according to a press release. Related Articles Located in room 17, on the museum’s third floor, this section will also include a discussion of her best-selling 1964 memoir Life with Picasso, which presented a less than flattering view of her relationship with Picasso and which the Cubist tried to prevent from being published. Additionally, the room will be solely focused on Gilot as an artist and not feature paintings or …

Picasso Museum to show work of Françoise Gilot, partner who left him

Picasso Museum to show work of Françoise Gilot, partner who left him

[ad_1] In 1953, French artist Françoise Gilot walked out on Pablo Picasso, her partner of 10 years, father of her two children and titan of the European art world. Doing so took courage: In Gilot’s own telling, Picasso — a capricious man who was married twice and had a string of long-term relationships and extramarital affairs — tried to sabotage her art career, apparently telling her: “One doesn’t leave a man like me.” But Gilot did it anyway — and is thought to be the only one of his partners who ever left him. She later wrote a book about their life together, which Picasso tried several times to quash. Because of Picasso’s anger toward her, and because she later moved to the United States, Gilot’s work has had “a very limited presence in French public collections,” said Joanne Snrech, curator of paintings at the Picasso Museum in Paris. Now, the museum is aiming to change that: It unveiled a new collection Tuesday that features a room dedicated to Gilot’s work — a first in …