Exhibit Information

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PICASSO: Guitars 1912-1914

Opening: 13 FEBRUARY 2011 - Closing: 6 JUNE 2011

PICASSO: Guitars 1912-1914


Guitar-Lovers might well wish to see the Met Museum’s new exhibition of real Guitars—made by such Craftsmen as Stradivari & Amati—before exposing themselves to Picasso’s Guitars down at MoMA.


On the edge of World War I, Pablo Picasso was experimenting with ways of expanding his Cubist-Vision beyond paint or pencil on canvas or paper.


Why not try Cut-&-Paste Collages of Wallpaper, Newspapers, Sheet-Music, Paperboard, Cardboard, Faux Bois, & Faux Marbre?


To give these non-painterly-materials & untraditional-techniques, some kind of Focus, why not organize them around Abstracted-Cubist visions of Generic-Guitars?


One could—as Picasso did—even fashion a Guitar-Model out of cardboard or sheet-metal.


Both of these guitars are now on-view at MoMA, a legacy Picasso left MoMA in his will.


But there are also other Picasso-Guitars on the walls.


In fact, there are some 65 fausse-guitars & related images—such as Period-Photos—in this show.


In addition to MoMA-holdings, some 35 public & private collections, worldwide, have been plundered for this non-playable exhibition.


How would Malagueña sound, played on Picasso’s Cardboard-Guitar?



MoMA is also offering Projects 94: Henrik Olesen in its Contemporary Gallery [on-view 9 February through 23 May 2011]. Berlin-based Olesen has created all-new works for this, his first US Solo-Exhibition.


There are Text-Based Collages, Found-Object Sculptures, & Disassembled Electronic-Devices, mounted on Plexiglas-Panels.


These works, it’s said, hint at the Liberation from the Body, "proposing an Alternative-Conception of Existence.”


And why not?


Your Intellectual & Erotic-Impulses could be transferred to a Microchip & implanted in a Sensor in the Eli & Edythe Broad Reception-Area of MoMA!

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