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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