Picasso Museum of Barcelona

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  • JAMAIS. Óscar Domínguez & Pablo Picasso

    • Date July 15th, 2020 - October 21st, 2021
    • In January-February 1938, during the famous Exposition internationale du surréalisme at the Galerie Beaux-Arts in Paris, Óscar Domínguez’s phonograph Jamais (Never) caused as much of a sensation as Salvador Dalí’s Taxi pluvieux (Rain Taxi) or the 1,200 coal sacks hung from the ceiling of the main hall. Although we were convinced that the Surrealist object Jamais had been lost, it has just been discovered that the Canarian painter had given it to his friend Pablo Picasso around 1945. It has been tracked down thanks to a 1947 photo-essay made by Nick de Morgoli in the Paris studio of the painter of Guernica.

  • Picasso. The sketchbooks

    • Date December 18th, 2020 - April 4th, 2021
    • Picasso used sketchbooks as a kind of diary in which he investigated and experimented in order to solve the problems inherent in his creative process. Such was the importance of these sketchbooks for the painter that in 1907 he wrote on the pages of one of them: “Je suis le cahier” (I am the sketchbook). Moreover, he never disposed of most of his sketchbooks, but instead kept them with him all his life.