Tomorrow, July 22, 2016 the Hommage à Picasso exhibition opens at the Künstlerhaus at the Lenbachplatz. The Exhibition is set to last throughout the summer, below are only the basic about the exhibition and the massive cultural programme accompanying it.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and his works have defined the art of the 20th century. The exhibition “Hommage à Picasso” presents 48 original graphics by Pablo Picasso, 24 of which are illustrations for Honoré de Balzac’s “Le Chef d´œuvre inconnu”, as well as 71 original graphic works by some his most renowned contemporaries, such as Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Andy Warhol, Eduardo Paolozzi or Nikki de Saint Phalle.
This homage for Picasso’s 90th birthday, initiated by art historian Wieland Schmied, was the most remarkable project of contemporary graphic arts.
Picasso’s work for Balzac’s famous story about an artist was inspired by a suggestion from the art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard himself. In his story about the fate of a painter who strives for perfection, but whose idealistic goals prove to be unachievable for himself, Balzac explains the new concepts of art of his time and his own philosophy of art theory to his readers. Beyond that, his tale also is a love story. In twelve etchings, Picasso deals with the aspect of the story which was of great importance to him all his life: the relationship between the artist and his model. On this basis, a work was created which undoubtedly is one of Picasso’s most beautiful illustrated books.
The exhibition from the German collection of Richard H. Mayer, Kunstkontor Bamberg, which is very rare in its comprehensiveness, provides a fascinating view on Picasso’s era and on the art of the 20th and 21st century.
List of artists on display:
Picasso, Pierre Alechinsky, Gerhard Altenbourg, Shusaku Arakawa, Arman, Heinz Mack ,Enrico Baj, Giacomo Manzù, Hans Bellmer, André Masson, Joseph Beuys, Roberto Matta, Max Bill, Joan Miró, Pol Bury, Henry Moore, Jorge Castillo, Robert Motherwell, Lynn Chadwick, Louise Nevelson, Eduardo Chillida, Claes Oldenburg, Christo, Blinky Palermo, Corneille , Eduardo Paolozzi , Allan d ́Arcangelo, Edouard Pignon, Alan Davie, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Walter De Maria, Robert Rauschenberg, Niki de Saint Phalle, Larry Rivers, Jim Dine, James Rosenquist, Öyvind Fahlström, Bernard Schultze, Dan Flavin, Emil Schumacher, HAP Grieshaber, Frank Stella, Renato Guttuso, Kumi Sugai, Richard Hamilton, Antoni Tàpies, Hans Hartung, Hervé Télémaque, David Hockney, Joe Tilson, Alfred Hrdlicka, Walasse Ting, Robert Indiana, Jean Tinguely, Allen Jones, Ernest Trova, Donald Judd, Cy Twombly, Ronald B. Kitaj, Günther Uecker, Jiří Kolář, Victor Vasarely, Nicholas Krushenick, Jan Voss, Wifredo Lam, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Stefan Wewerka, Jacques Lipchitz,Fritz Wotruba
Address: Lenbachplatz 8
Opening hours: Monday: 10 am - 10 pm, Tuesday through Sunday: 10 am - 7 pm
Tickets: €9 – Adults, €5- Pupils, students, severely handicapped persons
Mondays from 8 PM (Box office): €5
Children aged up to 6 years are admitted free of charge, groups10 persons minimum, per person €7, School classes, per pupil €3
This year’s big Picasso exhibition at the Munich Künstlerhaus will be accompanied by a diverse cultural programme:
Cultural Summer - Enjoy warm summer nights with flamenco, French chansons and little delicacies in our covered courtyard.
Puppet Theatre - On twelve evenings, the fantastic puppet theatre with the production “Picasso l’Amoroso” by Georg Jenisch will take you to Picasso’s dream worlds.
Summer Cinema - Monday nights in August will be dedicated to our well-established Summer Cinema, featuring motion pictures and documentaries about Pablo Picasso.
Summer Literature - The theatre expert, critic and author C. Bernd Sucher will present selected treasures of literature on Picasso.
Lithography Workshops for Adults - In workshops at the lithography studio of the Münchner Künstlerhaus and in the courtyard, participants will be introduced to the technique of etching and lithography and will create their own stone lithographic prints and etchings.
Lithography- and Art Workshops for Children
Lithography Workshop: In age-appropriate workshops at our lithography studio, children and young people can try the technique of etching and lithography, make prints and take their own artwork home after the workshop.
Art workshop: After a tour of the exhibition, the children will create their own ink drawings with calligraphy brushes and drawing pens.
Enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere in the covered courtyard with a selection of delicacies offered by the Künstlerhaus Catering Service.
We’ll publish more details on the exhibition and schedules of all of the accompanying cultural events, as well as an introduction to the Künstlerhaus itself, for you tomorrow.