Heirs of the artist Pablo Pieasso began an exhibition of the late master's works in a Paris gallery this week (beginning 21 July).
GV EXTERIOR Claude Bernard gallery in Paris.
CU Poster advertising Picasso exhibition.
GV INTERIOR Woman walking through exhibition.
CU Sitting Flute-player. (2 SHOTS)
CU Bust of woman in blue and violet room. (2 SHOTS)
CU Torino. 2 (SHOTS)
CU Woman and daughters. (4 SHOTS)
CU & GV Seated woman in armchair. (2 SHOTS)
GV & CU Man looking at painting. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: Heirs of the artist Pablo Pieasso began an exhibition of the late master's works in a Paris gallery this week (beginning 21 July). There are a total of 45 paintings and one collage for sale.
SYNOPSIS: The exhibition covers almost the whole working life of Picasso, from 1901 to 1971. There are few key paintings in the exhibition, but rather works that are landmarks of the artist's different periods. When Picasso died in 1973, he left behind thousands of works stored in various houses and a tangled group of heirs, some legitimate, some not. However, except for some judicial squabbling over the rights of illegitimate children, the estate has been happily divided.
No man more radically changed the nature of art than Picasso. Like Giotto, Michelangelo and Bernini he stands at the beginning of a new epoch, from his `Blue Period' early this century to the Expressionism of later years. He is believed to have left up to 25-thousand canvasses, drawings, engravings, etchings and ceramics. But as their value is being realised, they are becoming harder to buy ... and more expensive.