Exhibitions: Pablo Picasso Zurich Exhibition Recreates Landmark 1932 Show


ZURICH (REUTERS) .- In September 1932, already a world-famous artist, Pablo Picasso drove from Paris to Zurich for the opening of a mega-exhibition of his works that was to mark a turning point in Western cultural history. Although he curated the exhibits himself and stayed at a luxury lakeside hotel nearby for two days, hobnobbing with art connoisseurs and critics, he mysteriously never went to see the show at the city’s Kunsthaus Museum. This autumn, and to celebrate its own centenary, the Kunsthaus has recreated the landmark exhibition — or something under a half of it — and it has been pulling in the crowds. For the original, the then already 51-year-old Picasso chose the 229 works himself — paintings, lithographs and a handful of bronze sculptures — to be displayed. “In effect,” says Tobia Bezzola who