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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  • August 28, 2016
  • Glencoe, Illinois

American Craft Exposition Artist Duo Headline Lecture at Chicago Botanic Garden

American Craft Expositon

: Chicago Botanic Garden Alsdorf Auditorium, Regenstein Center
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, Illinois

www.chicagobotanic.org/craft/lecture

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  • Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Summer Hybrid Auction: Lamps, Crocks & Clocks

William Bunch Auctions & Appraisals
1 Hillman Drive
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

www.bunchauctions.com/auctions

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  • Laguna Beach, California
Apollo, a Parian ware figure.
  • September 2-4, 2016
  • Petersfield, United Kingdom

Greek Gods Join Famous Figures at UK Antiques Fair

penman Fairs

The Festival Hall
Petersfield, United Kingdom

www.penman-fairs.co.uk

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Ibsen Espada, Modern Quilt II, 2000, mixed media on paper on canvas, 60 x 48 inches.
  • September 2-24, 2016
  • Houston, Texas
Prague
  • September 7-14, 2016
  • New York, New York
  • September 8 - October 31, 2016
  • New York, New York
Stephen Pace, Untitled (60-17), 1960, Oil on Canvas, 81 x 70 in.
  • September 8 - October 8, 2016
  • New York, New York

Stephen Pace: Abstract Expressionist

Berry Campbell Gallery

Berry Campbell
530 West 24 Street
New York, New York

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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), 1786-1865 Actor Ichikawa Shinnosuke IV (Akambei, Toshimasu) as Nagao Saburo Kagekatsu (Ichikawa Shinnosuke, Nagao Saburo Kagekatsu)
  • September 8-16, 2016
  • New York, New York

Strike a Pose: Spectacular Imagery of the Kabuki Theater.

Scholten Japanese Art

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th St
New York, New York

http://www.scholten-japanese-art.com/index.php

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  • September 10, 2016 - January 1, 2017
  • Brockton, Massachusetts

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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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Cantor Arts Center
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