First Public Exhibition at Museum Brandhorst Shows Picasso: Artist’s Books


MUNICH.- Following its successful opening phase, the Museum Brandhorst is now holding its first public exhibition: “Picasso Artist’s Books”. With an exemplary selection of works, a section of the collection that has not been exhibited to date in the Museum Brandhorst is now accessible to the public. With a few exceptions, the exhibited works are on loan from the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München. Picasso was one of the most inventive and prolific artists of the 20th century and the genre of the artist’s book is no exception. Between 1905 and 1973, his original graphic works, i.e. etchings, lithographs and linocuts etc., were used to illustrate more than 150 books. The most important are now being displayed in the Museum Brandhorst. The new show was preceded in 1996 by exhibitions at the museums of modern art in Basel and Bonn, as