Pablo Picasso, ‘Head of a Woman (Fernande)’, 1909, Nasher Sculpture Center

Signature: Signed Right side: 'Picasso'

Image rights: © Succession Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Courtesy of Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

1981 Pablo Picasso: Collection of Marina Picasso, Haus der Kunst, Munich; Joseph-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Cologne; Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt; Kunsthaus, Zurich, February 14 - March 28, 1981. Exhibition catalogue. 1986 Picasso: oeuvres cubistes de la collection Marina Picasso, Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva, April 1986. Exhibition catalogue. 1987 A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1987 - January 3, 1988. Not in exhibition catalogue. 1989 Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, February 1 - April 3, 1989. 1996 A Century of Sculpture: The Nasher Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, October 26, 1996 - January 12, 1997; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 6 - June 1, 1997. Exhibition catalogue. 2003 Pablo Picasso: The Cubist Portraits of Fernande Olivier, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 1, 2003 - January 18, 2004; Nasher Sculpture Center, February 14 - May 9, 2004. Exhibition catalogue. From Rodin to Calder: Masterworks of Modern Sculpture from the Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, May 2004 - September 2004. 2004 Bodies Past and Present: The Figurative Tradition in the Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, September 2004 - July 2005. 2007 The Mirror and the Mask: Portraiture in the Age of Picasso, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, June 17 - September 16, 2007. Exhibition catalogue. 2008 In Pursuit of the Masters: Stories from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, September 20, 2008 – January 4, 2009. Exhibition pamphlet.

Pablo Picasso
Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1909
Estate of Ambroise Vollard
Jacques Ulmann, Paris, 1959
Heinz Berggruen, Paris
Pablo Picasso, Paris
Marina Picasso, Paris
Jan Krugier
Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Dallas, Texas, 1987

About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France