PICASSO e VOLLARD. Il genio e il mercante

For the first time in Italy, at Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, 150 works recount the long and troubled partnership between the art dealer Ambroise Vollard and Pablo Picasso.The exhibition, conceived and organized by GAmm joints in collaboration with the Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, curated by Claudia Beltramo Ceppi, proposes, in the halls of Palazzo Franchetti, an exhibition with over 150 works, including the 100 complete series of engravings of the Vollard Suite, Minotauromachia, perhaps the absolute masterpiece of Picasso, and 30 original etchings for the Buffon's Histoire Naturelle, the etchings of Acrobats. A pioneer among art dealers of the late 19th century, Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939) played a decisive role in the development of modern art until the early decades of the twentieth century. Thanks to his insight, his genius and his audacity, Vollard was able to create a respectable position in the art market showing considerable interest for unknown artists or 'banned'. Vollard not only organized the first monographic exhibition on Paul Cézanne in November 1895 but, in his art gallery, exhibited the works of Nabis and took the defenses of many young artists like Derain or Rouault. Thus began a complex report deeply involving the two men and that lasted for nearly forty years, until the death of Vollard in 1939. Since that distant beginning, Vollard purchased and sold the paintings by Picasso to Schukin and Morozov, Gertrude and Leo Stein, Barnes and Thannhauser, even to Stieglitz, but especially commissioned and printed some of his greatest works. From the series of Tumblers with the famous etching Le repas frugal to Chefs d'oeuvre inconnue by Balzac, Buffon’s animals, until his wider and extraordinary collection, La Suite Vollard in which Picasso worked from 1927 to 1937. The latest remained unknown for a long time to the death of Vollard and the outbreak of the second world war, lying in the printer until the liberation of France and the establishment of Ambroise Vollard. The catalogue published by GAmm Giunti includes texts by Gary Tinterow, Pascale Le Thorel, Michele and Françoise Gilot.

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