1966 Picasso Retrospective at the Grand Palais

Picasso RestrospectiveOn the eve of Pablo Picasso’s 85 birthday in 1966, a large retrospective Hommage à Picasso was put on at the Grand Palais in Paris, France.  The show contained around 800 works, above and away the largest Picasso retrospective up until that time. The next closest was at the Tate in London, England and featured 289 paintings. The exhibit consisted of works donated from museums around the world, including Demoiselles d’Avignon from the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), as well as pieces from Russia (then Soviet Union). Picasso donated around 700 pieces from his private collections of work ranging from paintings and drawings, to ceramics and over 200 sculptures. This was one of the first times that such a large collection of his sculpture was on display. Before this point, most of his sculptures remained in his possession, not shown to the outside world. The show spanned 60 years of artistic production – creating an amazing opportunity to see the range of Picasso’s periods as well as his myriad of different styles over the years.

The motivation behind Hommage à Picasso was in part a celebration of the artists’ birthday and long artistic career, but was also motivated by French Cultural Affairs Minister André Malraux who was pushing a cultural renaissance in France at the time. The show garnered lots of attention – including a deluge of reviews and commentary that continued throughout the exhibition and well beyond. This was the final show before the renovation of the Grand Palais – an impressive send off.


Holloway, Memory. Making Time: Picasso’s Suite 347. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2006.

International Herald Tribune. “1966: Gigantic Picasso Show for Grand Palais,”The New York Times. October 18th, 2016. Accessed October 19th, 2016. http://iht-retrospective.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/1966-gigantic-picasso-show-for-paris-grand-palais/

“Picasso Sculpture,” Spain Arts and Culture. Accessed October 19, 2016. https://www.spainculture.us/city/new-york/picasso-sculpture/


Raisonne Title

< ?php if (get_field('reference') !="") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('dimension') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('edition') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('series') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('printer') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('publisher') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

< ?php if (get_field('style') != "") { ?>

< ?php } ?>

Artist< ?php the_field('artist_name'); ?>

Title:< ?php the_title(); ?>

Reference< ?php the_field('reference');?>

Medium:< ?php the_field('medium'); ?>

Sheet Size< ?php the_field('dimension'); ?>

Edition< ?php the_field('edition'); ?>

Series< ?php the_field('series'); ?>

Printer< ?php the_field('printer'); ?>

Publisher< ?php the_field('publisher'); ?>

Style< ?php the_field('style'); ?>


To inquire about this particular artwork, please fill out the following form:
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Shipping Informatoin

Custom Packing and Insured Shipping
Expert custom packaging and insured shipping guarantees the safety of your work and the security of your investment while in transit.
We typically ship using FedEx, as they assume full insurance for door-to-door transit of your artwork. We charge actual shipping and insurance costs, plus the cost of the packing materials. We never charge a handling fee. Feel free to contact us for shipping quotes. Should you opt to use a shipper other than FedEx, we ask that you please notify us prior to shipping. Please note: shipments to California residents are subject to local sales tax.

Masterworks Fine Art Gallery schedules shipping for our clients. Works can be shipped via FedEx Ground (3-5 business days), 3-Day, 2-Day, Standard Overnight or Priority Overnight shipping. Purchases typically ship within 3 days of payment clearance. We ship daily, Monday – Friday. Special delivery arrangements can be made, if needed.


Submit Best Offer.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.