Museu Picasso de Barcelona

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50 years of the Museu
Picasso IN barcelona


One name in particular stands out from among Picasso’s friends from his youth in Barcelona: Jaume Sabartés. Picasso met Sabartés in 1899 and it was the start of a friendship, of mutual understanding and admiration that would last a lifetime.

In 1955 Sabartés, on a visit to Barcelona and on the advice of Picasso, started to pull strings so as to give his collection of works of the artist to the city of Barcelona, as a seed for creating the Museu Picasso.

Sabartés counted on the support and help of the friends and admirers of the artist from Barcelona, who, led by the notary Raimon Noguera, worked together to present the proposal to the mayor of the city, Josep Maria Porcioles.