Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors

Gagosian Gallery
Until August 25
“Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors”, an exhibition examining the links between Picasso’s bullfighting imagery and his mythological and biographical compositions of the 1930s, is to open at the Gagosian Gallery in Grosvenor Hill.
PICASSO Minotaure dans une barque sauvant une femme March 1937 (Paris) Gagosian
Although Picasso will be remembered as an art world innovator and revolutionary, his lifelong affection for the drama of the bullfight, has been a running thread in his work throughout much of his career.

Other narratives from his Mediterranean heritage have also been central to Picasso’s compositions - from his earliest childhood drawings to some of his final paintings - matadors, picadors, minotaurs, horses and bulls feature regularly.

Works dating from 1889 – 1971 will be included in this exhibition which comprises paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and ceramics. A home movie which Picasso made in 1926 will also be included.

Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors – will be presented at the Gagosian in an exciting and innovative installation designed by award winning architects Caruso St.John.


Gagosian Gallery, 20 Grosvenor Hill, London W1K 3QD
Tube: Bond Street, Green Park
Opening hours:
Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
Entry fee:
April 28 - August 25


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