Nude Wringing Her Hair, 1952, by Pablo Picasso.  Private collection.

Picasso Looks at Degas

Clark Museum
225 South St.
Williamstown, Massachusetts

Focusing on two of the great artists of the modern period, this exhibition explores Pablo Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the life and work of Edgar Degas. This ground-breaking exhibition examines Degas through Picasso’s eyes and the ways his response varied over time from emulation to confrontation and parody to homage. The Clark is the exclusive North American venue for this exhibition which explores the depth of the Spanish artist’s fixation through dramatic pairings and groupings that have never been brought together in this ambitious way. Degas’s In a Café (L’Absinthe) (1873, Musée d’Orsay) is placed alongside Picasso’s Portrait of Sebastià Junyer Vidal (1903, Los Angeles County Museum of Art); Picasso’s oil on canvas The Blue Room (Le Tub) (1901, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC) is paired with The Tub, (c. 1889, Collection Jacques Doucet, Paris), a monotype by Degas that may have served as a prototype; and Picasso’s 1905 portrait of Benedetta Canals (Museu Picasso, Barcelona) is hung beside Degas’s Woman with an Umbrella (c. 1876, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa). The two artists shared a lifelong obsession with women that is seen in portraits of friends and images of singers, ironers, ballet dancers, bathers, and prostitutes. While it is widely acknowledged that these are Degas’s signature themes, all are echoed in Picasso’s work. Usually identified as painters, both Degas and Picasso were innovative sculptors, printmakers, and extraordinary draftsmen, and the exhibition uses the full range of media to examine Picasso’s reaction to the challenge of Degas.

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  • January 18, 2017
  • New York , New York

Taking the Mystery Out of History

Appraisers Association of America
212 West 35th Street, 11th Floor South
New York , New York

http://appraisersassociation.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Calendar.eventDetail&eventID=643

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Sea Shapes (#1), 1960s
  • January 18 - April 1, 2017
  • New York, New York
  • January 18 - February 12, 2017
Lani Emanuel, Normandy Sunset, Oil on linen, 23” x 24”, 2016
  • January 19 - February 19, 2017
  • Laguna Beach, California

A Sojourn in France

Laguna College of Art and Design

LCAD Gallery
374 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, California

http://www.lcad.edu/sojourn-in-france/

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MuseumOfTransology
  • January 20 - April 22, 2017
  • london, United Kingdom

Museum of Transology

London College of Fashion

Fashion Space Gallery
20 John Prince's Street
london, United Kingdom

http://www.fashionspacegallery.com/

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Photo courtesy of Joan B.  Mirviss LTD.  Fukumoto Fuku (b.  1973) Moon Shadow 2016 Glazed Porcelain 8 1/2 x 16 in.
  • January 20-29, 2017
  • New York, New York

The Winter Antiques Show

East Side House Settlement

Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue & 67th Street
New York, New York

www.winterantiquesshow.com

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Shadow Cabinet, Promotion Image, January 2017.
  • January 20 - March 5, 2017
  • New York, New York

Shadow Cabinet

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space
120 Essex Street
New York, New York

https://www.shadowcabinet.info

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Sarah Bernhardt, “Après la tempête (After the Storm),” ca.  1876, white marble, 29 1/2 x 24 x 23 in.
  • January 21-22, 2017

Tour: Nasty Women, part of Free Community Weekend, Jan. 21-22

Celebrate the “nasty women” who blazed trails, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

https://nmwa.org/events/tour-nasty-women

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Falcan Iulia-Lavinia,Bedtime,Acrylic on Canvas,47.5''x59.5''
  • January 21 - February 10, 2017
  • NYC, New York
Andrew Glass,Ocean Mystique,Oil on Birch Panel,20''x 40''
  • January 21 - February 10, 2017
  • NYC, New York
Lani Emanuel, Normandy Sunset, Oil on linen, 23” x 24”, 2016
  • January 24 - March 10, 2017
  • Laguna Beach, California

Taking Measure

Laguna College of Art and Design

City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, California

http://www.lcad.edu/taking-measure/

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Max Kurzweil (Austria, 1867–1916), The Cushion (Der Polster), 1903.  Color woodcut.  Cantor Arts Center collection, Museum Purchase Fund, 1969.151
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