‘Picasso-Birth of a Genius’ Opens in Beijing

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The most extensive exhibition of Pablo Picasso held in China opened on June 15 at the Ullens Center of Contemporary Art in Beijing. Sotheby’s is a proud supporting partner of “Picasso – Birth of a Genius,” a rare exhibition devoted to the first three decades of the master’s career with more than 100 works on loan from the Musée national Picasso-Paris collection, including paintings, sculptures, and works on paper.

Here are some highlights from the gala taken this weekend.

‘Picasso-Birth of a Genius’ Opens in Beijing

  • ‘Picasso-Birth of a Genius’ Opens in Beijing
    “What a truly enjoyable and informative exhibition,” Kevin Ching, Chief Executive Officer at Sotheby’s Asia, said. “I left UCCA with no doubt in my mind that Picasso was not only one of the greatest artists in the world but also a genius. No art lover visiting Beijing should miss it. Sotheby’s is proud to be a sponsor for this beautiful show”
  • ‘Picasso-Birth of a Genius’ Opens in Beijing
    Art lovers will have just a few months to view these masterworks, as the exhibition runs until Sept. 1.
  • ‘Picasso-Birth of a Genius’ Opens in Beijing
    The exhibition brings together the best of the Picasso Museum, Laurent Le Bon, president of the Paris museum told AFP in a news report by The South China Morning Post. “We have tried to show the great masterpieces like the blue Self Portrait, for example, that hardly ever leave the museum, and display them alongside a more multidisciplinary Picasso,” Le Bon said, according to the report.
  • ‘Picasso-Birth of a Genius’ Opens in Beijing
    In recent years, interest in Western art has surged, according to Beibei Fan, managing director of China. “There is strong interest in masters such as Picasso. By supporting the UCCA exhibition, we hope to introduce different facets of Picasso’s creative genius to art lovers and collectors.”
  • ‘Picasso-Birth of a Genius’ Opens in Beijing
    “Our clients in China have always been our priority,” she said. “Beyond services and information related to auctions, we strive to foster art experiences and welcome exchange of ideas.”
  • ‘Picasso-Birth of a Genius’ Opens in Beijing
    The much-anticipated event attracted esteemed guests from all over the world, with a well-attended opening dinner on Saturday.
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