With the Musée National Picasso in Paris closed until 2012 for renovations, more than 150 paintings and sculptures by the artist have been on the road. First U.S. stop: Washington state. The trove is virtually all from Picasso’s personal collection of his own works, which reflect how he hoped to shape his own legacy. One example: “Two Women Running on the Beach” (1922).
Seattle Art Museum director Derrick Cartwright says this is the first Picasso show of this scale ever in Seattle, Oct. 8-Jan 17, Seattle Art Museum. The exhibit later will travel to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
From: Wall Street Journal, Arts and Entertainment, by Candace Jackson