A Graphic Journey: Prints by Pablo Picasso

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  • A Graphic Journey: Prints by Pablo Picasso
    • Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center

      April 1 - June 11, 2023

      1 Avenue of the Arts
      Newport News, VA 23606
    • Phone: 757-594-8905
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The Torggler is proud to present A Graphic Journey: Prints by Pablo Picasso, featuring over 50 works created between 1923 and 1972, including etchings, lithographs, linocuts, and one cancelled copper printing plate. Picasso was a major innovator in the medium of printmaking. He made prints throughout his career — his first in 1899, when he was still a teenager, and his last in 1972, when he was 90. Experimenting all the while, he produced some 2,400 prints in a wide variety of techniques.

A special feature of the Collins Collection is the number of proofs, which illustrate the working relationship Picasso maintained with his printers and their ateliers. Their craftsmanship made Picasso's extensive and revolutionary experimentation with printmaking possible. This exhibition features six proofs of Tete de Femme au Chapeau in various colors, along with the final full color print. Another highlight of the exhibition is a cancelled original copper printing plate from 1948, Femme au Chignon, along with a print pulled from the plate.