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González, Picasso and Friends

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

25 Nov 2017 - 2 Apr 2018

In 1928 Pablo Picasso went to see his old friend Julio González in Paris. It was the start of a close partnership and the continuation of a unique friendship. They worked together on a number of sculptures over four years. For both artists, the collaboration provided a major push to further development. This exhibition focuses principally on González’s development from craftsman to avant-garde artist. With no fewer than 20 works by Picasso, it is also a celebration of the friendship between the two men. Julio González influenced post-war artists like David Smith and Eduardo Chillida. However, his name is far less familiar than theirs. This exhibition will give González the place in history he so richly deserves. Find out more about the ‘González, Picasso and Friends’ exhibition from the Gemeentemuseum’s website.

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La Suppliante (1937), Pablo Picasso. Musée National Picasso, Paris © Succession Picasso 2017

La Suppliante (1937), Pablo Picasso. Musée National Picasso, Paris © Succession Picasso 2017

Le Baiser (1930), Julio González. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Le Baiser (1930), Julio González. Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

Muse endormie II (1925), Constantin Brancusi. Kunsthaus Zürich, Legs Heinz Keller

Muse endormie II (1925), Constantin Brancusi. Kunsthaus Zürich, Legs Heinz Keller

Masque de Montserrat criant (1938–39), Julio González. Centre Pompidou – Musée national d'art moderne

Masque de Montserrat criant (1938–39), Julio González. Centre Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne

Le Baiser (1931), Pablo Picasso. Musée National Picasso, Paris © Succession Picasso 2017

Le Baiser (1931), Pablo Picasso. Musée National Picasso, Paris © Succession Picasso 2017

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