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Calder-Picasso Exhibition Catalogue

Published to accompany the spring 2021 exhibition at the de Young Museum and produced in partnership with the Musée national Picasso-Paris, the Calder Foundation and Fundacíon Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Calder-Picasso explores the uses of negative or empty space in the work of Alexander Calder (1898–1976) and Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), both in their resonances and their differences. With a focus on figurative as well as abstract themes, the exhibition links some 150 artworks by both artists via a thematic lens of void-as-matrix and the corollary proposition that confrontation with the void is a fundamental aspect of 20th-century modernism.

These works are interpreted objectively as well as metaphorically, using the void as a prism through which to analyze the conceptual and formal tensions both artists deploy as a means to place the direct and personal experience of the spectator at the very heart of their work. The catalog maps the tangible traces of a relationship between these two men: their points in common, their encounters, their collaborations and the sometimes extreme confrontation posed in their works through the use of obscure or even illusory perspectives; it includes numerous major texts on these topics by respected specialists. Hardcover, 304 pages.

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    Gina S.
    United States United States
    Calder-Picasso Exhibition Book

    Thank you for the beautiful collection catalogue.

    de Young & Legion of Honor Museum Stores

    Thank you so much for your kind review, we're delighted you're enjoying the book!

    Judith L.
    United States United States
    5 Star

    Excellent publication

    de Young & Legion of Honor Museum Stores

    Thank you for your review! We appreciate it.

    John C.
    United States United States
    Calder - Picasso Exhibition Catalog

    I enjoyed reading the Exhibition Catalog and learning about the similarities and differences and relationship between these two wonderful artists. The photographs of their works were sharp and clear and did justice to their presentation in the catalog. It makes a nice companion to MoMA’s Exhibition Calalogs, "Alexander Calder - Modern from the Start” and “Picasso Sculptiure."

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    Thank you so much for your kind review!

    James b.
    United States United States
    Calder Picasso

    The book was fantastic, I love Picasso have been collecting his works for over 40 years. I have a soft spot for books my company bigoni International publishing Corporation has been publishing travel and art books for many years. WWW.BIGONI.US

    de Young & Legion of Honor Museum Stores

    Thank you so much for your kind review!