October 2, 2009

Palm Desert gallery plans Picasso show

The Heather James Fine Art gallery in Palm Desert, Calif., has announced plans for a major Pablo Picasso exhibition, starting next month.

The show is to run from Nov. 28 through March 10.

The Picasso exhibition will survey the artist's paintings, drawings and sculptures from several of his major periods, including Cubism, and will highlight an important private collection of 80 pieces of Picasso's ceramics, organizers said.

Picasso was an artist that influenced multiple generations, Chip Tom, curator for the Heather James Fine Art gallery, said in a statement. That's due not only to his brilliance, but also to how long he lived and worked. He was an artist who was personally pushing his own art to new levels every day, experimenting with diverse genres and cultural influences, challenging himself to create in many different mediums.

We want to create dialogues between different art forms, time periods and genres, just as Picasso did, said James Carona, the gallery's owner. We're very excited to have these extraordinary works by the master here, not only to see how they interact themselves, but also to see what kinds of dialogues they'll generate with works of other artists we will be showing concurrently.

Picasso died in 1973 at the age of 92.