Picasso’s Suite Vollard Exhibit Inaugurated in India
Since their creation by Pablo Picasso during the 1930’s, the etchings, aquatints, and drypoints from the Suite Vollard have been regarded as one of Picasso’s greatest graphic achievements. The Park West Gallery® Collection of Suite Vollard etchings ranks among the world’s largest. Learn More at the Park West/Picasso Website >
NEW DELHI, INDIA – The Fundación Mapfre and the Cervantes Institute have opened the exhibition Vollard Suite by Pablo Picasso. Formally inaugurated Wednesday by Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, this is the first major exhibition at the Cervantes Institute. The show includes 100 prints created by Picasso between September 1930 and March 1937, commissioned by the art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard.
The story of the origin of this work, its varied themes and its technical diversity in which various creative styles were used (chiseling, etching, aquatint, wash drawing and dry point, and even combinations of these styles), has led to its dispersion and to the fact that at present there are very few complete collections.
The Vollard Suite is one of the most important historic and artistic testimonies from the first half of the 20th-century.
Vollard Suite is currently on view through January 24, 2010.