Gilden’s Art Gallery is delighted to present our exhibition dedicated to one of the greatest artists of the Twentieth Century – Pablo Picasso.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the artist’s passing and throughout 2023 many institutions and galleries have revisited this master printmaker to engage a new generation with the groundbreaking and iconic imagery of Picasso.  

The spectacular, ‘Composite Figure I, 1949’, is a magnificent highlight of this exhibition belonging to an intense series of close-up female portraits executed in black ink across the full sheet. This work echoes Picasso’s earlier cubist style, but is presented in a bold new manner. 

In terms of the Picasso’s mastery of the linocut medium, ‘The Lady with a Collar, 1962’, is an exceptional example of the reductionist technique. It demonstrates Picasso’s link and indeed desire to be aligned in the long lineage of ‘Spanish Masters’; the collared lady is in fact a portrait of Jacqueline Roque.

The exhibition will open on Thursday 28th September in our Hampstead gallery and a small selection of highlights will also travel to Munich, New York, and Miami over the course of the show.

The catalogue can be viewed below, it is best viewed in two-page view.