Museu Picasso de Barcelona

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50 years of the Museu
Picasso IN barcelona


The museum’s collection in 1963 was supplied by two major sources: Jaume Sabartés donated a sculpture, six drawings, four oil paintings, 11 humorous pieces and 350 prints and lithographs; and Barcelona City Council donated 37 works by Picasso that already belonged to municipal museums. Some of these works were ones the artist had donated to Barcelona Art Museums in 1919 and 1938; others had been purchased from the collector Lluís Plandiura by the Junta de Museus in 1932 or bequeathed by Lluís Garriga Roig.

After Sabartés died, Picasso oversaw the growth and development of the museum’s collections, and between 1968 and 1971 he sent the museum a copy of every print he made, dedicated ‘To Sabartés’.